Safeguarding Themes for Schools
Information about Children Missing Education, Bullying, Gangs, Private Fostering and Radicalisation and more.
Bullying and Cyber-Bullying - see the definitions, links to NSCB policies and procedures, ICT acceptable use policies and NSPCC resources.
Calling an Ambulance - guidance from EMAS for all educational establishments on calling 999 for an ambulance.
Child Exploitation - see information on Gangs, County Lines, Modern Slavery, Trafficking and Radicalisation.
Children Missing Education - the relationship between CSE and children missing from school, short and longer term risks, together with related policies and procedures.
Domestic Abuse Notification Scheme - see details and briefings on the Domestic Abuse Notification Scheme for Schools. Also includes frequently asked questions about the scheme.
E Safety - How safe are you and your children online? Information on how to protect yourself online.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - the definition and update on the Serious Crime Act 2015.
Gangs - the definition, risks and indicators of young people entering gangs are included in the policy: Children Affected by Gang Activity and Serious Youth Violence.
Head lice and nits - guidance for schools about tackling head lice and how persistent failure to treat a child for head lice could indicate other welfare issues.
Mental health - schools can use the MindEd online learning tool and the Ask Normen information resources to support students/pupils that may be suffering mental health issues.
Neglect - the definition of neglect, link to the NSCB Neglect Policies and Procedures.
Private Fostering - definition and action to be taken when a child/young person is living with someone who is not a close family member.
Radicalisation and Violent Extremism - vulnerabilities, indicators of involvement and online safety are included in the policy 'Supporting Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism and Radicalisation'.
Resistant Families / Disguised Compliance - information for professional experiencing resistant families or working with disguised compliance.
Young Carers Needs Assessment - new regulations and how to notify about Young Carers.
Last updated: 03 July 2019