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

working together 2018


What to do if you are worried a child is being abused

What to do if youre worried a child is being abused

Information Sharing- Advice for practitioners

information sharing 2018




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



Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation

FGM mandatory reporting

Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings


Non-statutory advice for schools on responding to incidents of ‘sexting’ by The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)

Sexting in Schools

Parental responsibility: guide for schools and local authorities

Parental Responsibility

Child sexual exploitation - Definition and a guide for practitioners

CSE guidance


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

cme guidance

Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges

sexual violence 2018


Searching, screening and confiscation at school



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

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


Government's Prevent duty guidance for England and Wales

Government's Prevent duty guidance for England and Wales


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

Safeguarding Information on Government website: Safeguarding Children

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: