Safeguarding in schools and post-16 settings

The Department for Education (DfE) issues the Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. Schools and colleges in England must have regard to the statutory guidance when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. All staff who work in schools must read and understand Part 1 and Annex A of Keeping Children Safe in Education.

A new version of the aforementioned guidance has been published on the DfE website however it is important to not that this will not come into force until September 2020.

The DfE also issue The Independent Educational Provision in England and Independent School Standards.

COVID-19

Schools and colleges already have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in place reflecting business as usual. It is likely that the policy will not accurately reflect new arrangements in response to COVID-19.

It is important schools and colleges (led by a DSL or deputy, wherever possible) review and revise their child protection policy and keep it under review as circumstances continue to evolve. In some cases, a COVID-19 annex/addendum that summaries any key COVID-19 related changes might be more effective that re-writing and re-issuing the whole policy. To help education providers, TSSP have developed a template appendix for your Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

Termly Safeguarding in Education Bulletin

2017 - 2018 Academic Year

2018 - 2019 Academic Year

2019 - 2020 Academic Year

Learning and Development

Staff working in schools within Trafford can access any of the learning and development opportunities offered by Trafford Strategic Safeguarding Partnership (TSSP), free of charge.

The TSSP have also developed a new training course for Designated Safeguarding Leads within Education. More information on the aims of this course can be found in the TSSP Learning and Development Programme.

Primary Safeguarding Forum meetings

Date: Tuesday 14th July 2020
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Venue: Microsoft Teams

For joining instructions contact Jake Ashall, TSSP Training Coordinator.

Secondary Safeguarding Forum meetings

Date: Tuesday 14th July 2020
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Venue: Microsoft Teams

For joining instructions contact Jake Ashall, TSSP Training Coordinator.

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