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.

Schools and Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic has created huge challenges and disruption for schools. As circumstances change, schools need to continually adapt their practices and how they are supporting children and young people. We've produced a range of resources to help, which are updated as the guidance changes.

You may also be interested in our NSPCC Learning podcast episodes on returning to school post-lockdown and the impact of coronavirus on school staff and pupils.

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 self-assessment tool 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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