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Behaviour and Safeguarding Tools

Guidance for Schools & Colleges

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Behaviour/Safeguarding Policy Addendum This statement can be used by all schools as an addendum to existing behaviour policy to remind staff of the relationship between behaviour and safeguarding and their responsibility to explore wider contexts to a child or young person's behaviour. It makes explicit reference to DfE guidance 'Behaviour and discipline in schools: Advice for head teachers and school staff' (January 2016).
Flow Chart: Behaviour/Safeguarding – a structured response This document illustrates the recommended route towards intervention when schools have a concern about a child or young person's behaviour. This was adapted from a document used by the Inclusion Development Team.
School Admission Form: sibling information template This document provides a template for requesting sibling information upon a child or young person's admission to school and includes statements explaining the relationship to the Privacy Notice and safeguarding. This information will support greater communication between schools where there may be shared concerns.
Schools Safeguarding/Behaviour Reflection Tool These documents (Schools SfBRT Prompts and Blank) are designed to support a detailed analysis of the child or young person and their behaviour. It is likely to reveal where there are gaps in information and will support appropriate referral. The document will require reference to the school file(s) and a chronology of incidents and known family history to enable pattern mapping. It should be completed with at least one colleague to enable meaningful discussion about the contexts of the behaviour.
Schools Safeguarding Risk Assessment This document can be completed after the Schools Safeguarding/Behaviour Reflection Tool if it is felt that the child or young person may be a risk to her/himself or others. It will enable professionals to ensure they have explored an appropriate range of options in order to provide support and intervention.
Framework for understanding families This document can be used when working with families to develop a more holistic understanding of how they function.


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Last updated: 
Thursday, 23 June, 2016
Last updated: 23 June 2016 by Barry Fong