Services for children

Safeguarding and child protection

This section provides information and resources for headteachers, governors and designated child protection leads in schools. The information contained within this page is in line with statutory guidance and will be up-dated when any changes occur.

Keeping children safe in education 2016 (GOV.UK)
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

Ealing child protection procedures (pdf)
Policy and procedures for voluntary, community, faith and private organisations (ESCB yellow book).

Concerned about a child?
Making a referral. Contact details and referral form of Ealing Children's Integrated Response Service (ECIRS).

Have you got an enquiry?
Contact details of the child protection advisers.

What are the risk indicators? (pdf)
Guidance on spotting neglect as well as other indicators of child abuse please refer to the Ealing child protection procedures (ESCB yellow book) or visit the NSPCC website.

Allegations against staff?
Contact details of Ealing designated officer.

Safeguarding and child protection training
Overview of whole school and staff statutory training, provided by ESCB and Ealing CPD online with links to booking options.

Types of abuse
Guidance and training for schools on types of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect.

Ealing child protection and safeguarding guidance
Information on and guidance from the statutory body established to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in the borough of Ealing (ESCB).

Statutory safeguarding guidance
Statutory guidance is issued by law; schools must follow it unless there’s a good reason not to.

Safeguarding specific issues

Safeguarding: inspection, auditing and leadership

Definition of safeguarding

Ofsted adopts the definition of safeguarding used in the Children Act 2004, and in the government’s guidance document Working together to safeguard children. This can be summarised as:

  • Protecting children and young people from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children and young people’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children and young people are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Undertaking that role so as to enable those children and young people to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
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Last updated: 12 Apr 2017