Services for children

Safeguarding and child protection

This section provides information and resources for headteachers, governors and designated safeguarding 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 (GOV.UK)

Ealing offensive weapons in schools protocol (pdf)

Ealing child protection procedures (pdf) ESCB yellow book

Concerned about a child? Referrals to ECIRS

Child protection advisers and safeguarding contact details

Allegations against staff and volunteers? Ealing LADO contact, referrals and procedures and guidance on allegations.

Safeguarding and child protection training provided by ESCB and Ealing CPD online.

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

Social Workers in Schools (SWIS) programme

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: 09 Mar 2022