Safeguarding in Education Service - Guidance and relevant information from service
The Safeguarding in Education Service provides advice, support and training in matters of child protection for the designated safeguarding lead with responsibility for child protection in schools, colleges and early years settings. This page provides guidance and relevant information from the service.
Training and events
Training for designated safeguarding leads in schools and colleges is offered termly to guide and assist them in understanding and applying best practice and procedures in the field, as laid down within the statutory provision.
Training courses and events that may be useful to designated staff responsible for child protection in education.
- Child Protection Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads - new dates for Academic Year 2016/2017 are to be confirmed. Please search the Events and Training section on The Hub for any updates on any upcoming safeguarding training and events.
- Safeguarding Forums - new dates for Academic Year 2016/2017 have been uploaded in the Events and Training section on The Hub.
Directly below you will find a list of useful links in relation to training and events.
Useful documents and resources attached
Below you will find a diverse selection of links, documents and resources attached for you to download at the bottom of the page as a registered user. They are broken down into the following broad areas:
General forms and useful documents
- Biographical details (dividers to organise child protection files)
- EHA forms and documents (website link)
- Child protection record form
- Children missing from school checklist (website link)
- Multi-agency child protection conference report form
- Schools safeguarding audit questionnaire
- Allegation against a professional multi-agency referral form
- Multi-agency referral form (website link) - please read this guidance if you need to make a referral to Waltham Forest Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Team/Children's Referral and Advice Team at Juniper House.
- NSPCC Underwear Rule - Teaching resource guidance
The following documents are guides useful to designated child protection leads.
- Keeping children safe in education - Statutory guidance for schools and colleges
- London Safeguarding Child Protection Procedures (Part A for core procedures and Part B for practice guidance)
- MASH Information Sharing
- Mental health and behaviour in schools
- Ofsted guidance for inspectors - Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills
- Use of reasonable force
- Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015- Guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
Some of these documents are in PDF format. To view them you may need to download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Local guidance, policies and procedures
These are examples of policies that could be used and/or adapted to your setting, as well as guidance and procedures to follow.
- Guidance on how to keep child protection files
- Making a Good Referral and What Happens Next (website link)
- Model safeguarding policy for schools (website link)
- Model safeguarding policy for early years (website link)
- Early Help and Threshold Criteria for Intervention (website link)
- Elective home education policy and guidance
- How to escalate professional concerns about a child
- Procedures once a school place has been offered
- LBWF whistleblowing policy (website link)
Serious case reviews
To be reviewed by all education and early years settings, regarding lessons to be learned.
- Plymouth City Council Serious Case Review
- North Somerset Serious Case Review - Government recommendation
- Policy Briefing 99 - Five Recent Serious Case Reviews
If you work in education, health, social care or for the police in Waltham Forest you can use the list of key contacts for child protection issues in Waltham Forest to find someone to speak to, answer your questions or help with any concerns you might have about a child.
- Key contacts for children protection issues in Waltham Forest
- Out of Borough Child Protection Contacts
|Other links to useful resources for professionals around safeguarding|
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