Resources to help you protect children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and additional needs
It’s Learning Disability Week from 19-25 June 2023! We’ve pulled together resources and training to help you protect children and young people with special educational needs and additional needs.
Elearning for schools on safeguarding children with SEND
Our online course can help you to learn how to communicate effectively with children and young people, identify safeguarding concerns and create a safe culture in your school or college.
“I have safeguarding training but none that is focused on SEND children and so having this extra knowledge will be helpful to me in my role.”
Activities and Volunteers Coordinator
Training on safeguarding d/Deaf and disabled children
Increase your awareness of the additional barriers, assumptions and attitudes that may impact the safety of d/Deaf and disabled children and young people with our one-day virtual and face-to-face training course.
“Great pace to collect all information needed through the day. Time to learn from others and share knowledge/experiences.”
Resources for safeguarding children and young people with SEND
We’ve developed free information1 for schools to support you in safeguarding children with special educational needs and disabilities.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on child welfare: d/Deaf and disabled children
This briefing2 uses insight from Childline counselling sessions and NSPCC helpline contacts to highlight the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children who are d/Deaf or disabled, or have a learning disability.
Love Life: resources for young people with learning disabilities
Our Love Life films and resources can help you have conversations with young people with learning disabilities about topics such as feelings, privacy and boundaries, friendships, different kinds of love, and online safety.
Safeguarding d/Deaf and disabled children and young people
Our free information can help organisations protect d/Deaf and disabled children and young people from abuse and neglect. Our resources include risk and vulnerability factors, safeguarding policies and procedures, direct work, and legislation and guidance.
Contact our Library and Information Service
Our Library and Information Service helps professionals access the latest child protection research, policy and practice resources.
ReferencesMcElearney, A. et al (2011) Keeping safe: establishing the need to teach “keeping safe” messages in primary schools in Northern Ireland: what do children currently know and understand?. London: NSPCC.
Department for Education (DfE) (2023) Keeping children safe in education 2023: statutory guidance for schools and colleges (PDF). [London]: DfE.