Coronavirus Covid-19

Please find here copies of education-related resources and information to support your activity during this period. As the situation and advice changes so quickly, please remember to check the date of any of the resources before you use them so that you are seeing the most accurate information. Our Covid- 19 information and resources will be stored in Essential Information

Southwark Policies, Procedures and Links

Model Safeguarding Policy

This is the September 2020 version of Southwark Council's model policy that can be used to develop your school's policy. These documents are saved as templates. When you click on a document, it will open as a new document on which you can work and rename.

Copy showing amendments to the September 2019 version of the policy Model Safeguarding Policy 2020 September (amendments) (dotx, 86kb)
Final version of the policy incorporating the amendments Model Safeguarding Policy 2020 September (final) (dotx, 79kb)


Documents in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Model COVID-19 Safeguarding Policy addendum Model COVID-19 Safeguarding Policy Addendum (docx, 339kb)
Identification of, and planning for, vulnerable pupils during school closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures Identification of, and planning for, vulnerable pupils during school closure (docx, 295kb)


Safeguarding Information Sheet:                                                       SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN-Info Sheet (doc, 32kb)

Our model information sheet contains brief information about school’s safeguarding arrangements with some basic DOs and DON'Ts and can be used to make volunteers, supply and visiting staff and everyone else who comes into contact with children aware of school’s policy and procedures if they do not have time to go through whole policy and procedures.


Child Protection Concerns Record Sheet:                                         CP concerns record sheet (doc, 24kb)

This very simple record sheet can be used to log separately each CP concern that is raised in the school. These record sheets may become quite significant in terms of recording and sharing these concerns especially if the concern does not lead to a referral to other agencies. These record sheets and all other records on children referred and/or known to Children's Social Care should be forwarded to receiving schools separately and under a confidential cover when pupils leave the school and a confirmation of receipt should be obtained from receiving schools.


Protocol for Children who are Uncollected from School:            Protocol for Children who are Uncollected from School (docx, 19kb)


Safeguarding information booklet for parents/carers

This booklet 'Protecting children in education settings' explains the schools' duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. You may want to put the pdf copy on yur school's website. Hard copies are available to give out to parents/carers and can be ordered, free of charge, by contacting the Schools Safeguarding Coordinator Apo ÇA─×IRICI ( , 020 7525 2715)

Protecting children in education settings (pdf, 734kb)

safeguarding info leaflet for parents

Southwark Threshold of needs 2019 (pdf, 762kb)

Southwark Threshold of needs 2019

Multi-Agency Referral Form (Updated) 2019 (docx, 376kb)

MASH referral form


Early Help Referral Form (docx, 631kb)

ehs form


Southwark's Children Missing Education Protocol (pdf, 210kb)

CME Protocol

Southwark Children’s Services Practice Guidance on Safeguarding children from extremism-March 2016 (pdf, 615kb)

prevent guidance

Southwark Female Genital Mutilation Guidance Document for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults (doc, 851kb)

southwark FGM

Southwark’s Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy


Southwark Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP)


Southwark Safeguarding Children Partnership New Arrangements


Southwark Safeguarding Children Partnership Courses

Southwark Safeguarding Children Board Protocol for Children At Risk of Sexual Exploitation

Southwark Safeguarding Joint Service Protocols April 2020


SSCP - Southwark JSP Disabilities - Apr 2020 (pdf, 503kb)

SSCP - Southwark JSP Disabilities - Apr 2020


SSCP - Southwark JSP Mental Health - Apr 2020 (pdf, 928kb)

Southwark JSP Mental Health

SSCP - Southwark JSP Substance Misuse - Apr 2020 (pdf, 793kb)

Southwark JSP Substance



Safeguarding information for professionals and the community in Southwark

Southwark safeguarding

Private Fostering in Southwark

Private Fostering

Private Fostering Leaflet for Professionals

Private Fostering Leaflet for Professionals (pdf, 251kb)


Quality standards for CP conferences

Quality standards for CP conferences for partner agencies - 2016 (docx, 27kb)