Each education establishment should have a safeguarding and child protection policy which is reviewed on an annual basis as a minimum. The requirements in relation to this are outlined in 'Keeping Children Safe in Education: for schools and colleges (2020)'.
The Safeguarding in Education Service has developed a child protection and safeguarding children policy template which settings must adapt to suit their needs. Schools can use this template to inform staff, parents and carers, volunteers and governors about the school's responsibilities for safeguarding children.
September 2020 Updated Policy-please see updated Example safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for you to adapt for your individual setting. Updated version published 2 Sept 2020. Updates made from previous version are highlighted in yellow.