Safeguarding in Education Establishments

This page lists safeguarding information relevant to professionals working in educational settings. For allegations see the Managing Allegations Against Adults section (click on the shortcuts on the left).

More procedures and guidance which will be used by a wider groups of professions can be found on the Policies and Procedures page of this website. Education staff are expected to use these too.

The new Bromley Education Matters website is the one stop shop for all Education professionals in Bromley to access information for Bromley education providers. You will find the safeguarding policies below also there, as well as wider information for education providers.

> Keeping Children Safe in Education KCSiE 2020

> Bromley Collaborative Risk Assessment (CRA) for 'vulnerable children' for use during COVID-19 pandemic . Updated 6th Jan 2021.

> COVID-19 updates from Govt can be found here: Guidance is updated every few days so check site regularly. It includes the latest information about:

  • educational provision for vulnerable children and children of key workers
  • the closure of educational settings
  • free school meals arrangements
  • the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels
  • travel guidance for educational settings
  • social distancing in education and childcare settings
  • financial support for schools
  • online education resources
  • school and college performance measures
  • school admission appeals

>Sexting Guidance for ALL school staff (teaching and non-teaching) updated Nov 2017
> Sexting Guidance for DSLs in Schools and Colleges: responding to Incidents and safeguarding YP- updated Jan 2017
> Developing Dynamic Lockdown Procedures at your site (NaCTSO Guidance)
> NaCTSO Guidance re Bomb Threats
> Bomb Threats Checklist
> Discussing a terrorist attack with children in school - guidance for primary and secondary phases
> BROMLEY Schools Safeguarding Self Assessment Audit Tool
> Guidance on using Photographic images
> Bromley Children Missing Education Policy and Procedure 2021
> What-children-are-telling-us-about-bullying-Childline-bullying-report-2015-16.pdf
> Protocol for Children not Collected from School

Prevent Duty
> DfE The Prevent-Duty- advice for schools and childcare providers
> Prevent_Training_catalogue_-_March_2016.pdf
> Schools_Guide-Social_Media_Encouraging Terrorist Support HOME OFFICE V16.pdf
> Useful resources for schools to support in Prevent Duty Nov 2016.docx

Need help writing a safeguarding policy for your organisation? Look at the NSPCC site for practical tips, a useful checklist and a free policy template.

The NSPCC Knowledge and Information Service has recently published new and updated factsheets and briefings on safeguarding and child protection in schools. Topics include:

Online safety best practice (PDF)
Protecting children from abuse of position of trust (PDF)
A summary of government guidance for schools in England and Wales on protecting children from radicalisation and extremism (PDF)
Responding to concerns of neglect (PDF)
Role of the designated safeguarding lead (PDF)
Safeguarding before and after school (dropping off and picking up) (PDF)
Sexting (PDF)

What does the Education Safeguarding Senior Practitioner for Bromley do? Watch the short video below: