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

Early years settings such as nurseries and children’s centres also have a duty to safeguard pre-school children in these settings under the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework:

EYFS Framework

Local Policies

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

Model Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for Schools and Colleges in Camden — 2016

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Safer Working Guidance for Education Settings — October 2015

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Camden Schools Safeguarding Checklist

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Keeping Children Safe in Education

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Schools Model Online Safety Policy — 2017

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Online Safety Incident Reporting Form

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Guidance for Schools on Dealing with Allegations Against Staff

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Children Missing from Education — Statutory Guidance

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Children Missing from Education — Camden Local Guidance

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Primary and Secondary Anti-Bullying Policy

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Notification Form for Children Missing Education

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CSF Emergency Planning for Schools

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Fair Access Primary Protocols

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Fair Access Secondary Protocols

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SRE Primary Policy

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SRE Secondary Policy

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Drugs Substance Misuse Primary Policy

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Drugs Substance Misuse Secondary Policy

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Physical Intervention and Restraint Policy

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Childcare Disqualification Requirements

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Exclusion Policy

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Bullying Strategy, April 2010

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