Safeguarding

  • Childcare disqualification requirements
    Understand the requirements around childcare disqualification, including who it applies to and what your school's responsibilities are.
  • Governors' role in monitoring the single central record
    Learn what belongs on your school's single central record (SCR), your role in monitoring its compliance with safeguarding requirements and when you should – and shouldn't – check the SCR yourself.
  • Governors' role in preventing child-on-child abuse
    Abuse between peers can take many forms, including bullying, physical abuse and sexual harassment. Use the guidance below and example questions to help your school leaders develop a culture where abuse is not tolerated, and understand how to monitor what your school puts in place.
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE): September 2024 changes
    Updated
    An updated version of KCSIE comes into force on 1 September 2024. Find out what's changed and what your governing board needs to do.
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE): summary
    Updated
    Read the key points in KCSIE 2024 and know where to look for information on specific areas of safeguarding in the statutory guidance.
  • Monitoring safeguarding provision: checklist
    Your governing board must make sure your school has effective safeguarding policies and procedures in place. Use our checklist to help you monitor your school's safeguarding practice in line with the latest version of statutory Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance.
  • Ofsted review of sexual abuse in schools: summary
    Be clear on the key findings from Ofsted's sexual abuse review, and what it recommends your school should do, so you can get up to speed with what’s happening in the sector right now.
  • Online safety: governors' role
    Understand your role in keeping pupils safe online. Ask the right questions when monitoring your school's internet policies and practices.
  • Questions to ask about safeguarding
    Get to grips with what you should ask your designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and what to look for in their answers so you can make sure your school's safeguarding provisions are working well. Plus, see questions you can use to respond to incidents.
  • Safeguarding responsibilities
    Read our summary of your board's role in keeping children safe in your school, and the duties of your safeguarding governor. Download a copy to share with your colleagues.
  • The Prevent duty
    Save time by reading our summary of your school's responsibilities under the Prevent duty in just 1 page. Download a copy to share with your colleagues.
  • The Prevent duty: governors' role
    Understand what your board needs to do to make sure your school complies with the Prevent duty. Use our audit tool to help you monitor compliance.
  • The Prevent duty: schools' responsibilities
    Be clear on your school's responsibilities under the Prevent duty so you know what to look out for when you're monitoring compliance. Take our training to reinforce your knowledge and make an impact.
  • Understanding the safeguarding report
    As governors, you need to keep up to date with safeguarding in your school. Download our example safeguarding report to see what to expect, and understand what you should do with it.