Keeping Children Safe in Education
Revised Statutory Guidance is issued by the Department for Education (DfE) in September.
This statutory guidance should be read and followed by:
• governing bodies of maintained schools (including maintained nursery schools) and colleges;
• proprietors of independent schools (including academies, free schools and alternative provision academies) and non-maintained special schools. In the case of academies, free schools and alternative provision academies, the proprietor will be the academy trust; and
• management committees of pupil referral units (PRUs).
In Newham, schools are represented on the Newham Safeguarding Children Partnership (NSCP) by two Head teachers, one from a Primary School and one from a secondary school alternative provision. This representation provides the “voice of the school” in all matters of business undertaken by the Board and allows for the work of the Board to be disseminated to colleagues across the Newham schools estate.
Newham Connect; a professional service for schools
The Local Authority provides opportunities for school leaders to access safeguarding resources in the form of local guidance via the schools’ on-line portal, via Newham Connect .
A schedule for schools single agency training is also provided here.