Safeguarding Handbook September 2020


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 11th edition of the Safeguarding Handbook and contains new material and updates related to the new Keeping Children Safe in Education (2020) document in force from September 2020.

The latest version of the Safeguarding Handbook is now v.11.0

Why three versions?

The Basic Safeguarding Handbook the straight-forward reference book for DSLs, Headteachers and Safeguarding Governors. BUY NOW!

The Safeguarding Handbook Enhanced version is paired with a CD containing MS Word and pdf versions of relevant content from the print copy for you to use and customise for your school or setting. BUY NOW!

The Enhanced Plus version includes the CD and also a pdf version of the Safeguarding Handbook. The pdf can be used to load onto iPads for easy reference; or to print your own copies or extracts (for use in your own school or setting only). BUY NOW!

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Safeguarding Handbook Enhanced

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The Safeguarding 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
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Vulnerable Children
  • The Legal Framework
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018)
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (2020)
  • 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
  • Creating an effective safeguarding system
  • Flowchart for raising safeguarding concerns
  • Creating Recording Systems
  • Information Sharing
  • Single Central Record
  • Single Central Record Checklist
  • Developing Safe Working Practices
  • Minimising Vulnerability to Allegations
  • Staff and Social Media
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Grooming of children for sexual abuse
  • Managing Allegations against staff
  • Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Safeguarding Learning and Development
  • Role of the Governing Body
  • Contextual Safeguarding
  • Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People
  • Peer on Peer Abuse
  • Safeguarding and Mental Health
  • Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
  • Sexting
  • Responding to incidents of sexting
  • Sexting: a typology
  • County Lines (Criminal Exploitation of Children)
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Duty to Prevent Terrorism
  • Safeguarding Pupils Vulnerable to Extremism
  • Teenage Relationship Abuse
  • Private Fostering
  • Online Safety
  • OFSTED and Safeguarding
  • Independent Schools and Safeguarding
  • Disclosure and Barring Service
  • Disqualification under the Childcare Act (2006)(amended 2018)
  • Matrix of all required CPD content