Information for schools

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility.


Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfill this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make their approach child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

School and college staff are particularly important, as they are in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children, and prevent concerns from escalating.

The page, and the following pages, have been designed to pull together a range of information that will be useful for schools and colleges in terms of safeguarding children and young people.

Online Safety in Schools

Information, advice and resources for parents, carers and everyone involved in educating and looking after children.

E-safety information

Contact for Advice

Further information and guidance on how to make referrals to the local authority children’s social care where there are concerns about a child’s safety or welfare can be found on the Practitioners and Professionals page

School Safeguarding and Child Protection Template Policies

School Safeguarding and Child Protection Template Policies are currently being updated

All policies can be found on the website


School Safeguarding Self Assessment and Audit

Statutory Guidance


Guidance and Resources


E-Safety - Useful Links