Schools and Nurseries Safeguarding Policies

Schools and Nurseries Safeguarding Policies

Statutory Duties

Schools have a duty under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by:

  • providing a safe learning environment
  • making appropriate referrals to children’s social care where children are in need or at risk of harm
  • work with local authorities in taking action to safeguard children missing from education.

These duties are set out in the statutory guidance:

Keeping Children Safe in Education

The safeguarding point of contact in the Camden Learning Partnerships is Jon Abbey who can be contacted via email.

Local Policies

The following policies have been developed to support schools and early years settings to safeguard children:

The Independent School Standards: Guidance for Independent Schools — 2019

Female Genital Mutilation: Guidance for Schools — 2019

Schools Model Online Safety Policy — 2018

Model Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for Schools and Colleges in Camden — 2018

Guidance for Schools on Dealing with Allegations Against Staff — 2018

Physical Intervention and Restraint Policy — 2018

Keeping Children Safe in Education — 2018

Fair Access Protocol — Primary Schools

Fair Access Protocol — Secondary Schools

Safer Working Guidance for Education Settings — October 2015

Camden Schools Safeguarding Checklist

Online Safety Incident Reporting Form

Children Missing from Education — Statutory Guidance

Children Missing from Education — Camden Local Guidance

Primary and Secondary Anti-Bullying Policy

Notification Form for Children Missing Education

Childcare Disqualification Requirements

Exclusion Policy

Example SRE Primary Policy

Example SRE Secondary Policy

Primary and Secondary Example Anti-bullying Policy — 2016

Primary Example Drugs Policy

Secondary Example Drugs Policy

If you are worried about a child or young person, call us 020 7974 3317