Introduction to Safeguarding

This page provides an introduction to Safeguarding in schools.

Safeguarding Definition

Safeguarding is the term used to refer to all policies, procedures and practices which collectively aim to keeping children safe in a number of contexts.  It is the umbrella term which encompasses general safety education, safety policy and procedures for child protection.

Child Protection Definition 

Child protection is the term used to refer to the policies, procedures, practices and ways of working, including multi-agency working, which aim to protect children from neglect and harm, including significant harm such as physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse.

Safeguarding policies, procedures and practices include:

  • Supervision of Children
  • Attendance and Punctuality Policy
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Equality Policy and Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)
  • Anti-bullying Policy
  • Child Protection Policy (Significant Harm)
  • Protecting children from Radicalisation and Extremism
  • Online Safety (E-safety)
  • Administration of Medicines
  • First Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Traffic Management (Car Parking)
  • School Security and Visitor Management
  • Child Collection Policy (after school)
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Safe Recruitment and the vetting of staff and volunteers
  • Staff Conduct and Safe Working Practice for Staff
  • Managing Allegations against staff Policy
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