Southwark Policies, Procedures and Links

Model Safeguarding Policy

This is the September 2019 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 2018 version of the policy  Model Safeguarding Policy 2019 September (amendments) (dotx, 86kb)
This copy is the final version incorporating the amendments Model Safeguarding Policy 2019 September (final) (dotx, 82kb)

Safeguarding Information Sheet

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.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN-Info Sheet (doc, 32kb)

Child Protection Concerns Record Sheet

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.

CP concerns record sheet (doc, 24kb)

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

SSCB Threshold of needs 2019 (pdf, 521kb)

Southwark thresholds

MASH Inter Agency Referral Form (dotx, 413kb)


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 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 2016


SSCB - Southwark JSP Disability Ed2-2016 (pdf, 370kb)

Southwark JSP Disability

SSCB - Southwark JSP Mental Health Ed5-2016 (pdf, 463kb)

Southwark JSP Mental Health

SSCB - Southwark JSP Substance Misuse Ed4-2016 (pdf, 408kb)

Southwark JSP Substance

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




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 Professional (pdf, 251kb)


Quality standards for CP conferences

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