Safeguarding and child protection in schools

Schools play an essential role in protecting children from abuse. They have regular contact with children and young people so are in a strong position to identify signs of abuse and neglect.

Your school can safeguard children by:

  • creating safe environments for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices
  • ensuring that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children
  • making sure staff are trained, know how to respond to concerns and keep-up-to-date with policy and practice
  • teaching children and young people about staying safe
  • maintaining an environment where children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem.

Helping you keep children safe

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Training courses

Ensure staff can recognise abuse and be confident in responding to concerns with our child protection courses, including training for safer recruitment and designated safeguarding leads.


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Safeguarding assessment

Audit your procedures with our free online Safeguarding in Education Self-Assessment Tool (ESAT) to help schools develop effective safeguarding practices.


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Teaching resources

Our free classroom resources and lesson plans for PANTS, Share Aware, healthy relationships and more will help your school to keep children safe. 



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Consultancy for schools

Get support from our expert education safeguarding consultants to address gaps in your safeguarding arrangements or help to implement changes to your policies and procedures.


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