Working Together to Safeguard Children

A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Published by HM Government – July 2018

This guidance applies to all organisations and agencies who have functions relating to children up to the age of 18 years whether living with their families, in state care, or living independently . Specifically, this guidance applies to all schools,local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, police and all other organisations and agencies. The document should be complied with unless exceptional circumstances arise.

Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges published by DfE. This guidance will come into force on 1 September 2020 and at that point Keeping Children Safe in Education will be withdrawn. Until then schools and colleges must continue to use KCSIE 2019.

The guidance covers: Safeguarding information for all staff; management of safeguarding; responsibility of governing bodies, proprietors and management committees; safer recruitment, selection and pre-employment vetting;
allegations of abuse made against teachers, and other staff and volunteers. duties as an employer and an employee, supporting those involved, managing the situation and exit arrangements; child on child sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings

This document published and updated1 June covers: Effective infection protection and control, Personal protective equipment (PPE) including face coverings and face masks, Shielded and clinically vulnerable children and young people, shielded and clinically vulnerable adults, living with a shielded or clinically vulnerable person, class or group sizes, how to implement protective measures.

Please note this advice is being updated for September

Worried about a child? – NSPCC

This booklet is part of the Need to Know series published by NSPCC. It includes; what is child abuse, how to know if a child is being abused, how to help, things to do, how to be sure, supporting children and who to talk to.

See, hear, respond – Barnado’s

See Hear Respond is a new service developed for children and young people during COVID-19. From June to 31st October 2020 it will work with schools and other agencies to find those children who are hidden from view; who are not receiving support currently from statutory organisations and those who are at risk and/or experiencing adverse impact to their health and wellbeing.
They are especially committed to finding those we believe may be at most harm including those children who are under 5 years old.