Employee Factsheet: Recognising the Signs of Abuse

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

All school and college staff should be aware that abuse, neglect and safeguarding issues are rarely standalone events that can be covered by one definition or label. In most cases multiple issues will overlap with one another. Be vigilant for the following signs that a pupil might be subject to one or more of the common types of abuse.

Guide to Child Protection

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Schools have a key role in identifying child protection concerns. All staff must, therefore, have the necessary training to help them notice key indicators and react accordingly.

Child Protection Policy

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic will have changed the way that a school operates, but any changes will need to take note of the school’s existing Child Protection Policy.

Missing Boarders Policy

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

It is a requirement now for all boarding schools, both independent and maintained, to have a missing boarders policy. As part of its care, the school will always want to be able to account for all its pupils. For boarders, except when they are on holiday or leave of absence, this will be for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Staff Behaviour – Safeguarding Policy

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

[Name of school] recognises its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children and young people (up to 18 years of age). This is defined as:

Child Protection: Resources

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Schools have a duty to have procedures in place to address any child protection issues that occur both within and outside of a school setting. Schools must maintain detailed records of any incidents and liaise closely with the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board. The templates provided with this topic include a form for recording details of a child protection incident, a referral form for use where relevant, and a report form to aid preparation for a child protection conference.

VIP Visits Policy

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

VIPs, such as local dignitaries, politicians, officials, representatives of national bodies, celebrities and sportspeople, often play an important role in supporting education policies and initiatives. As a result, they may visit our school, possibly accompanied by news or media teams.

Prevent Duty Policy

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The Prevent Duty places a statutory obligation on schools to promote British values and to prevent children and young people from being drawn into terrorism.