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Child protection and safeguarding


The Department for Education has issued new statutory guidance for schools and colleges entitled Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges (September 2016).

The guidance should be read alongside Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015).

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play. This page provides important links to guidance on safeguarding children for professionals working with children or families.

Model Code of Conduct for Employees in Schools 2015 (Word, 54KB)
A model code of conduct designed to be adapted to meet the school's individual needs and procedures.

Prevent (model) School Policy (Word, 248KB)
It is very rare for school children to become involved in criminal extremist activity but young people can be exposed to extremism or prejudiced views. This can be from the internet from an early age. This policy has been developed for schools in East Sussex to use as a basis for their own respective school policies. When operating this policy we use the following accepted Governmental definition of extremism which is: ‘Vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs; and/or calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas’.

Child protection contacts

Who to contact if you think a child may be at risk, including out of hours contacts, and how to make a referral.

Safeguarding procedures – Sussex Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures website

These procedures provide detailed guidance on how to recognise child abuse, how to make a referral and what needs to be done in response to a referral to ensure the child is safe.

Child protection training

Training for professionals working with children and families, including training for school staff.

Early help for children and families - THRIVE

The THRIVE pages provide guidance and tools for earlier help to children and families and better joint working to reduce the need for social care intervention to ensure children’s safety.

East Sussex Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

Information for professionals and members of the public on key topics, including serious case reviews, child sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, safer recruitment and private fostering.

The safer recruitment and selection process

Includes key recruitment policies and guidance on interviewing candidates and pre-employment checks, as well as online training for recruiters. You will need a login and password to access this page.

Model safeguarding and child protection policy and procedure for schools 2016-17

A model policy designed to be adapted to meet the school's individual needs and a procedure.

Safeguarding record keeping guidance for educational establishments

Guidance for early years settings, schools and colleges on keeping records of child protection and welfare concerns.

Safeguarding Children in Education Audit toolkit 2015-16

This audit toolkit is for use by all schools, including independent schools, and colleges. It provides practical advice on how to ensure all students are safe and the evidence needed to demonstrate that safeguarding is a priority.

Executive Summary - Report School Safeguarding Audit 2015-2016 for LSCB

This report presents the results of the safeguarding audit conducted by East Sussex schools and colleges in the academic year 2015/16.

Single central record of pre-employment checks - a template

All schools and further education colleges are legally required to keep a single central record of recruitment and vetting checks. This template is provided as a guide.

Safeguarding Children: A manual for early years practitioners working with children aged 0 to 5 years, 2014

This updated manual is a simple guide to safeguarding children and is a support to the online Pan-Sussex Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures.

Contact: Children and Young People's Trust Team

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This is a printed version of a page from czone, a website to provide support to schools and children's services in East Sussex. The site is managed by East Sussex County Council. Visit to find more information about what this site offers.

Schools Application Support Team
Phone: 01273 482519 (option 1)

Czone Team
Phone: 01273 481373