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Information And Guidance For Schools

  • Achieving for Children Risk Assessment form around DBS for Schools - Download 
  • Disqualification under the Children Act 2006 and Childcare
  • (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 - Advice provided by Achieving for Children LADO - Download
  • Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009: Staff Declaration Form - Download
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education - On the 5th September 2016, the Department for Education (DfE) issued the updated statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. The 2016 guidance makes explicit that: 'Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility' Please follow this link to see the full details of the changes.
  • LSCB FGM briefing for schools - Download
  • The Prevent Duty: Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers - Download
  • Children Missing from Education - On the 5th September, the Department for Education (DfE) issued the updated statutory guidance 'Children Missing Education'. Please follow this link to see the full details of the changes.
  • Children Missing from Education Policy and Procedure - Download
  • What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: advice for practitioners by the Department for Education - Download
  • ChildLine School Services for Kingston and Richmond - Download
  • Kingston Public Health questionnaire on PHSE lessons in Kingston primary schools - Download
  • Kingston Public Health questionnaire on PHSE lessons in Kingston secondary schools - Download
  • Kingston Relationships and Sexual Health Education Resources order form - Download
  • Guidance from Southend-on-Sea LSCB: Safe use of tidal mudflats - Download

 

Safeguarding Self-Assessments and Section 11 Audits

The LSCB strongly encourages all agencies that work with children and young people to ensure their arrangements reflect the importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Working Together to Safeguard Children requires LSCBs to gather data to assess whether partners are meeting their statutory obligations. 

In Richmond and Kingston, Schools’ compliance with Section 11 is monitored annually and we would ask school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads to complete a Safeguarding Audit/self-assessment with their Designated Safeguarding Governor.  On completion, this should be submitted to alex.colclough@achievingforchildren.org.uk You will then be contacted at a later date in order for us to complete a short monitoring meeting with you, in order to ensure you are addressing the areas of development on your action plan. 

Whilst we do not ask for a specific format for this work, the LSCB recommend this template which has been kindly shared with us by Michele Robbins and which was developed in partnership with Merton Council.  Alternatively, schools may wish to use the NSPCC tools to evaluate their own safeguarding effectiveness - Download 

For more information, support and suggested templates/toolkits to use, please  contact Alex Colclough, LSCB Coordinator on alex.colclough@achievingforchildren.org.uk

School Governors have a broad remit in covering all aspects of school life in their oversight. The LSCB has created this draft template for Safeguarding Governors to consider their own school and its needs. Please do let us know if you have any comments or alternatively contact your Kingston LSCB Governor Rep Jenny Ward, St Mary's School. 

The LSCB has also produced guidance for Early Years: Self-Audit of Safeguarding Standards & Duties - Download