Safeguarding Handbook September 2018


Thanks 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 9th edition of the Safeguarding Handbook and contains new material and updates related to the new Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018) document, and Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018).

The latest version of the Safeguarding Handbook is now v.9.0

The Handbook contains the information below:

  • The difference between Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • What is safeguarding
  • 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 (2018)
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018)
  • 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
  • Flowchart for raising safeguarding concerns
  • Creating Recording Systems
  • Information Sharing (2018)
  • Single Central Record
  • Single Central Record Checklist
  • Developing Safe Working Practices
  • Minimising Vulnerability to Allegations
  • Staff and Social Media
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Grooming children for sexual abuse
  • Managing Allegations against staff
  • Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Training
  • Role of the Governing Body
  • Contextual Safeguarding NEW
  • Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People
  • Peer on Peer Abuse NEW
  • Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment between children
  • Managing allegations of abuse by other pupils
  • Sexting
  • Responding to incidents of sexting
  • Sexting: a typology
  • County Lines
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Duty to Prevent Terrorism
  • Safeguarding Pupils Vulnerable to Extremism
  • Teenage Relationship Abuse
  • Private Fostering
  • Online safety
  • Children’s Commissioner and Safeguarding
  • OFSTED and Safeguarding
  • Independent Schools and Safeguarding
  • Disclosure and Barring Service