Children missing education
- Children at risk of missing education - flow chart [PDF]
- Guidance on visitors, including VIPs, to schools [PDF] - this guidance is intende to help schools manage visitors in a way that ensures the safety of the children and adults on the school site
- 'Children missing education' statutory guidance [PDF].
Keeping children safe in education
Child sexual exploitation
- Child sexual exploitation - pint-size theatre production of LUVU2 for secondary schools [PDF]
- LUVU2 flyer [PDF]
Safeguarding in Education Audit
Safeguarding in Education Audit for completion by school governors as detailed in Section 14B of the Children Act 2004 which requires organisations to provide information requested by LSCBs in the exercise of its statutory functions.
- covering letter [PDF]
- Self-audit tool guidance notes [PDF]
- Self-audit tool [Word]
- Assurance of statutory safeguarding arrangements in Nottinghamshire schools, colleges and independent providers (form 1) [Word]
Child Protection and Confidential File Annual Audit for completion spring term 2018.
Whole school policy update
Please find an update on a number of issues relating to safeguarding; a reminder of your statutory responsibilities, updates on statutory or local guidance, key issues, templates to support recording and the management of safeguarding concerns as well as the template whole school policy.
The Whole School Policy has been revised (September 2018):
Peer on Peer Abuse: Guidance and Model Policy
The new Guidance and Model Policy [PDF] for dealing with Peer on Peer abuse is now available. This will help schools comply with the new guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018.
The Tackling Emerging Threats to Children team will be running 2 training sessions for Secondary and Special schools in Anti-bullying Week on Sexist and Sexual bullying which will include work in this area. (Primary sessions will run in the Spring term)
To apply schools can follow the links below:
Young People and Self-harm
Young People and Self-harm: Guidance for Schools [PDF] has been written by the Educational Psychology Service (EPS) in collaboration with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
The document complements existing guidance entitled ‘Life is for everyone – supporting pupils who present with suicidal feelings’.
The local guidance arises from a recent Serious Case Review which highlighted the importance of:-
- School staff awareness of self-harm and suicide, and
- Young people having awareness of resources and how to access support for themselves as well as for their friends
Complaints about schools and academies
Please see the resources page for parents and carers.