Early Years and Schools Safeguarding Policies and Guidance

Below are policies and procedures relating to Early Years Settings and schools. To access the Child Protection Procedures, toolkits and guidance relevant to all agencies working with children and young people in Shropshire please access the West Midlands Child Protection Procedures via the Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership webpages.

Government Guidance /E-Learning

- Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework
Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006

Keeping children safe in education

Working together to safeguard children
What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: guide for practitioners 
Prevent duty guidance
The right to choose: government guidance on forced marriage
Government recommended FGM on-line training (free)
Searching, screening and confiscation at school

Other Useful Links

West Midlands Safeguarding Child Protection Multi-Agency Procedures
Shropshire Early Help Webpages
NSPCC monthly safeguarding in education newsletter (sign up page)

Harmful Sexual Behaviour Guidance, Training and Tools

NSPCC Learning Pages:Harmful sexual behaviour (HSB)

Recommended specialist training: Harmful sexual behaviour in schools training | NSPCC Learning 

Self-Assessment Toolkit and Guidance: Beyond Referrals - Schools (csnetwork.org.uk)

Brook Traffic Light Tool: Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool – Brook

Purple Leaf: the Local Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Service, offering a variety of services to assist schools and other agencies to prevent and respond to sexual abuse (including education and training programmes; individual support for children who have been sexually harmed and those who have or are at risk of exhibiting harmful or problematic sexual behaviour).


Links to further resources

Safer recruitment and safe working practice with children

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