Keeping children Safe

 

Safeguarding responsibilities

Schools have a statutory duty to protect children in their care. They must have:

    • a current safeguarding policy reflecting current legislation and guidance
    • child protection procedures
    • a designated lead for child protection - both on the board of trustees and in the senior management team
    • safe recruitment processes

The school environment must be a safe place for children. And schools must ensure that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children.

Staff should receive training in how to identify and respond to child protection concerns.

 

The NSPCC has a wealth of information on it's website. Here are some of the important pages that might offer support.

Talking PANTS- teach your child the underwear rule without using scary words.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

pdf booklet to download for parents https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/the-underwear-rule---guide-for-parents-new-brand.pdf

Pdf booklet for children: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/underwear-rule-children-guide-english.pdf

Online safety:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/