Introduction

All maintained schools in Doncaster fully recognises their responsibility under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to have arrangements about safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children.

Through their day-to-day contact with pupils and direct work with families’ staff at the school have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect and referring them to Children and Young People’s Services (C&YPS).

The school's safeguarding policy sets out how the school’s governing body discharges its statutory responsibilities relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children who are pupils at the school and includes the school:

  • having a child protection policy and procedures in place

  • operating safe recruitment procedures and making sure all appropriate checks are carried out on new staff and volunteers

  • has procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against members of staff and volunteers

  • has a senior member of the school’s leadership team who is designated to take lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues

  • the Governing Body remedies any deficiencies or weaknesses in regard to child protection arrangements

  • a member of the Governing Body is nominated to be responsible for liaising with the Local Authority and/or partner agencies in the event of allegations of abuse being
    made against the head teacher

  • the Governing Body reviews its policies and procedures annually and provides information to the Local Authority about them.

Code of Conduct for Schools

 Below is the Code of Conduct for Schools and the Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance

Schools and Learning Providers Annual Safeguarding Audit

Below is a copy of the Schools and Learning Providers Annual Safeguarding Audit. Please note that this powperpoint is for only noting th content of the audit

If schools opt to complete the googledoc they need to access this by clicking the link below

Schools and Learning Providers Annual Safeguarding Audit Tool - (Googledoc)

Model Protocol for Recording Keeping

This document comprises Doncaster Directorate of Children and Young People's Services' Schools and Learning departments policy and procedure with regards to record keeping. Each education department should implement this policy and use EMS ONE to record all contact. Each school is required to consider the entire document and adopt it or use it to compile their own policy and procedure commensurate with these papers that are relevant to that area's needs.

LADO Guidance

This guidance is for Local Authorities, Head Teachers, School Staff, Governing Bodies and Proprietors of Independent Schools for dealing with allegations of abuse against teachers and other staff.

Whole School Training Pack

Please see document below for the Whole School Training Pack

Keeping Kids Safe in Summer & Winter

Children should have fun outdoors but it's important to be prepared for any dangers. See below flyers for 10 Top Tips on ensuring a safer Summer and Winter.

For further safety advice visit www.rospa.com