Safeguarding Handbook 2016/17

Front-Cover-2016-compressorThanks for visiting the Safeguarding Handbook website.

This is the home of the ‘Safeguarding Handbook for schools’. The definitive guidance for busy Designated Safeguarding Leads, and others with responsibility for safeguarding in organisations.

This is now the 8th edition of the Safeguarding Handbook and contains new material and updates related to the new Keeping children safe in education 2016 document.

If you have a previous edition, you may like to see what’s new:
Changes for version 8.02

The Handbook contains the information below:

  • The difference between Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Effective Safeguarding
  • Aspects of Safeguarding
  • The four Categories of Child Abuse
  • Signs of abuse and neglect poster
  • Vulnerable Children
  • The Legal Framework
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015)
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016)
  • Regulated Activity and DBS Checks
  • Safeguarding in Wales
  • Considering the Criteria for Levels of Intervention
  • Action to be taken when a child is at risk of harm – Flow Charts
  • Creating a Safeguarding Policy
  • Checklist for an effective Safeguarding Policy
  • Managing allegations against other pupils
  • Flowchart for raising safeguarding concerns
  • Creating Recording Systems
  • Information Sharing
  • Single Central Record
  • Developing Safe Working Practices
  • Minimising Vulnerability to Allegations
  • Staff and Social Media
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Managing Allegations against staff
  • Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Training
  • Role of the Governing Body
  • Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People
  • Dealing with Incidents of Sexting
  • Peer-on-Peer Abuse
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Duty to Prevent Terrorism
  • Safeguarding Pupils Vulnerable to Extremism
  • Teenage Relationship Abuse
  • Online safety
  • Children’s Commissioner and Safeguarding
  • OFSTED and Safeguarding
  • Independent Schools and Safeguarding
  • Disclosure and Barring Service
  • Disqualification by association

The Safeguarding Handbook is available in three versions:

  • Basic (Handbook only)
  • Enhanced (Handbook and a CD of editable documents)
  • Enhanced Plus (Handbook, CD and a pdf version of the Handbook for iPad or reprinting in the school)
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