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Guidance for schools and educational providers in Derbyshire, on managing child protection/welfare records.

It is essential that all staff who work with children and young people, including those who care and educate, understand what to record and store when keeping child protection/welfare records.

We need to ensure that all day-to-day records are truly accurate, maintained, shared and stored in a way which ensures a holistic approach in schools where information is safe, secure and shared in a way which protects pupils and students. Records also need to be in compliance with GDPR. Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (DDSCP) Information Sharing Guidance for Practitioners gives clear guidance on how to share information

This guidance applies to all maintained, academy, independent, free schools and further education colleges and educational establishments within Derbyshire. Throughout the main guidance document, all such establishments are referred to as 'schools'. The guidance can also be applied in early years settings, but there is a separate helpful 'Information sharing guidance for early years' document for this sector, which can be found in the Related documents section on this page.

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