Safeguarding Training Requirements

A comprehensive overview of safeguarding training requirements. This document has been designed to help schools with their CPD planning and includes good practice top tips.


DfE Keeping children safe in education (2018) v.2 19 Sep 2018

Revised statutory guidance for all schools and colleges with effect from 3rd September 2018. Links to further guidance about specific safeguarding issues can be found in this document.


HM Government What to do if you're worried a child is being abused (2015)

This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help practitioners identify child abuse and neglect and take appropriate action in response.


NICE Guideline, Child Abuse and Neglect (October 2017)

This non-statutory guidance is for health professionals, social care and education and all those working with children. The guideline covers recognising and responding to abuse and neglect in children and young people aged under 18. It covers physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. The guideline aims to help anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and young people to spot signs of abuse and neglect and to know how to respond. It also supports practitioners who carry out assessments and provide early help and interventions to children, young people, parents and carers.


Ofsted, JTAI MA Response to children living with domestic abuse (2017)

This report is about the second joint targeted area inspection programme, which began in September 2016 and which examined ‘the multi-agency response to children living with domestic abuse’. The findings in this report consider the extent to which, in the six local authorities inspected, children’s social care, health professionals, the police and probation officers were effective in safeguarding children who live with domestic abuse. The report calls for a national public service initiative to raise awareness of domestic abuse and violence. It also calls for a greater focus on perpetrators and better strategies for the prevention of domestic abuse.


DfE Prevent duty guidance (2015)

Departmental advice to help schools, PRUs and registered childcare settings understand the implications of the Prevent duty. This advice complements the statutory duty set out in the Counter Terrorism and Security Act (2015) to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. It is intended to help schools and childcare providers to think about what they can do to protect children from the risk of radicalisation.


Home Office and DfE, How social media is used to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq

This briefing note is aimed at head teachers, teachers and safeguarding leads and provides advice about online terrorist and extremist material. It includes a short summary of some of the main ISIL propaganda claims and identifies social media sites which ISIL is using.


DfE Safeguarding and Radicalisation Research (2017)

DfE study in the context of the new and emerging nature of this area of practice for safeguarding professionals. The research aims to develop a deeper understanding of how Local Authorities are responding to radicalisation, and to begin to gather evidence of emerging practice about what works in social care interventions.


DfE, Child Sexual Exploitation Definition and Guidance (2017)

This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help those who work with children and families to identify child sexual exploitation and take appropriate action in response. 
This advice replaces the 2009 guidance Safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation and should be read alongside Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015).


DfE, Child Sexual Exploitation Annexes (2017)

Annexes to the Child Sexual Exploitation Definition and Guidance