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Model Safeguarding Policy & DFE Updates

JULY 2020 – DfE Guidance for the Re-opening of Schools

JUNE 2020 – Important news and communications from the Department for Education (DfE) relating to governance in maintained schools and academy trusts in England.

UPDATED SAFEGUARDING POLICY 2020-2021 (in line with KCSIE 01 September 2020):

Wirral Safeguarding Children Partnership publishes an annual model Safeguarding policy for schools, and other agencies, and that they can adapt for their own setting – all updated text and links are highlighted in RED.  (*Please note, that until 01 September, schools must have a copy of their existing 2019-2020 policy on their website & in school).

The 2020-2021 policy can be downloaded below:

Model-safeguarding-policy-2020-2021

Model-safeguarding-policy-appendix-2020-2021

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Below is a COVID 19 safeguarding addendum from WSCP in light of the government’s advice issued.  This is to be added to your current safeguarding policy file and uploaded online with current safeguarding policy:

WSCP Covid-19 Addendum to Schools’ Safeguarding Policy

The policy framework keeps up to date with changes in legislation and local procedural changes.

On 27 March the Government published safeguarding guidance to schools, the link to which is below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-safeguarding-in-schools-colleges-and-other-providers/coronavirus-covid-19-safeguarding-in-schools-colleges-and-other-providers


Safeguarding in schools have also produced a safeguarding checklist for schools during the COVID 19 situation to download, click below. Please note this is a third party resource and is shared in case any schools find it helpful. It is not a statutory or WSCP document:

Interim Safeguarding Guidance – (March 2020 – Action Plan)