General Guidance Documents and Useful Links

Keeping children safe in education Keeping children safe in education  
kcsie Sept 2016
KCSIE Sept 2018


Working Together to Safeguard Children What to do if you are worried a child is being abused  
Working togerther to safeguard children
What to do if youre worried a child is being abused
Information Sharing- Advice for practitioners  
information sharing advice for practitioners


Use of resonable force Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation
Use of resonable force


Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation Non-statutory Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings 2015 (pdf, 592kb)
FGM mandatory reporting




Non-statutory advice for schools on responding to incidents of ‘sexting’ by The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) Parental responsibility: guide for schools and local authorities
Sexting in Schools


Parental Responsibility


Child sexual exploitation - Definition and a guide for practitioners

CSE guidance


Children missing education (CME) - Statutory guidance for local authorities (September 2016)

cme guidance

Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges

sexual violence 2018


Searching, screening and confiscation at school - January 2018



London Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB):  

London Child Protection Procedures

London Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Thresholds (pdf, 1.3mb)  
London thresholds

NSPCC advice on leaving a child at home:  

Home Alone

The information that schools maintained by their local authorities must publish on their websites:  

What maintained schools must publish online

The information that all types of academies, free schools and 16 to 19 colleges should publish on their websites

What academies, free schools and colleges should publish online

Online safety:

London Grid for Learning

South West Grid for Learning

CEOP: Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

European Pedagogical ICT Licence

NSPCC’s Net Aware that provides guidance to parents on social networking sites, apps and games which children use and how to keep their children safe in today’s digital world: Net Aware

NSPCC's online safer recruitment training:  

NSPCC's online safer recruitment training

Ofsted guidance on Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills: 

Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years Education and Skills (September 2016)

Safeguarding Information on Government website:  

Safeguarding Children

Prevent duty

Government's Prevent duty guidance for England and Wales: Prevent duty guidance

The government website giving parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation: Educate Aagainst Hate

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM):

DfE FGM resources pack

Self-harm - resources