Child protection

Child protection (statutory)

Applies to

  • Maintained Schools
  • Academies
  • Free Schools
  • Sixth Form Colleges
  • Pupil Referral Units
  • Independent Schools
  • Non-Maintained Special Schools
  • Further Education


Governing boards have a responsibility to safeguard children and promote their welfare.  Governing boards also have a responsibility to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our schools to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.


Governing board or proprietor.

Review frequency


Local guidance

Child Protection policies and procedures

Statutory Guidance

Keeping children safe in education

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