Model safeguarding policies for schools to use and link to schools' health and safety information.
Keeping children safe in education 2023 (publishing.service.gov.uk) states that governing bodies and proprietors should ensure there are appropriate policies and procedures in order for appropriate action to be taken in a timely manner to safeguard and promote children’s welfare.To support schools and colleges in their safeguarding practice, the education subgroups have developed and signed off a Derby and Derbyshire template Safeguarding/Child Protection policy for education providers (July 2023) for use by Derby and Derbyshire providers. This template must be amended to reflect the individual education setting.
In July 2023 all schools were sent the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (DDSCP) template Safeguarding/Child Protection policy for schools for tailoring and adoption. Following further input from the Education Data Hub, an Addendum to address the records management aspects has been created with the Safeguarding Partnership. This is available for all schools to add to their template policy at their earliest convenience.The template policy:
Once the school or college have reviewed and amended the template policy to reflect the individual education setting and its own internal provisions, vision, and ethos etc, the policy:
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Child on child abuse.
Guidance and procedures if a person's behaviour at work, home or online, causes concerns about their suitability to work or volunteer with children or young people.
Guidance for schools, colleges and educational providers in Derbyshire, on managing child protection/welfare records.
Advice on licensing children to work in certain types of performance or activity in England.
Domestic abuse notifications to schools.
Guidance for the designated teacher responsible for looked after children in schools.
Information and guidance on best practice for a safer working environment within schools and educational settings.
Guidance on school complaints.
Guidance to support schools and colleges.
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