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Southwark Policies, Procedures and Links

Model Safeguarding Policy

This is the September 2021 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 2020 version of the policy Model Safeguarding Policy 2021 September (amendments) (dotx, 95kb)
Final version of the policy incorporating the amendments Model Safeguarding Policy 2021 September (final) (dotx, 82kb)


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 and encourage parents/carers to access it online, which hopefully will help cut down on paper. However, hard copies are still 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’s Multi agency Threshold of need 2019

Southwark Threshold of needs 2019

  Southwark MASH referral form

MASH referral form


 Early Help referral form

ehs form


Southwark’s Children Missing Education (CME) Protocol

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 2019-2024


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)


  • Southwark Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

    Tier 2 CAMHS Team:
    Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) Service

    Low-intensity and preventative psychological interventions for mild-moderate mental health disorders with children aged 5 to 18, including parent work for younger children with behavioural difficulties.

    Primary care mental health services:

    The Nest is a service delivered by Groundwork on behalf of Southwark Council providing emotional wellbeing advice and support for young people aged 11-25 in Southwark, including early intervention and prevention work for emotional issues and low-level mental health difficulties. Young people can self-refer to the service –

    Talking Therapies Southwark
    Southwark IAPT (Talking Therapies Southwark) accept self referrals from age 17+. They provide evidence-based therapies for mild-moderate mental health difficulties such as anxiety/depression. Some young people who are 17 with moderate difficulties may be best placed seeking mental health support from IAPT rather than CAMHS.