Information for Schools & Educational Establishments

SCHOOLS DATA PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS AND STATUTORY GUIDANCE ON RETENTION OF RECORDS

All maintained schools and academies are required to comply with data protection requirements and statutory guidance on the retention of records. 

When setting retention periods and determining disposal methods we would recommend that you refer to the Records Management Toolkit for Schools from the Information and Records Management Society. Version 4 of the Toolkit is available on the Information and Records Management Society website.

ANTI-BULLYING & E-SAFETY STRATEGY (Currently Under Review)

The Anti-Bullying & E-Safety Strategy underpins North East Lincolnshire Council’s commitment to combatting bullying in
our community. North East Lincolnshire aspires to be a place where children and young people both are safe and feel safe. We are committed to making sure that in all we do and in all we provide for children and young people, we include ways of preventing bullying, identifying where it may be an issue and dealing with bullying when it happens.

GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS CONSIDERING EMPLOYING A PRIVATE TUTOR

Parents may consider employing a private tutor for a variety of reasons. They may wish,for example, to assist their child generally with school work; to help them build confidence with a particular subject or skill such as reading; to help them improve on potential examination grades; or to help them learn a musical
instrument or other skill. 

This leaflet is intended to assist parents in selecting an appropriately trained and verified professional to work with their child as a privatetutor.

ANTI-BULLYING ALLIANCE

As part of the Anti-bullying Alliance All Together programme a suite of free online training for anyone that works with children and young people has been developed. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs but applies to all children.

Training modules include:

What is bullying?

Bullying and the Law

Bullying and SEN/disability

10 principles to reduce bullying

Preventing bullying

Responding to bullying

Cyberbullying

Each module takes between 30-45 minutes to complete. The training is free to complete online from any computer/tablet. You can complete it at your own pace.

You can register/sign in for the training via this link: https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/schools-and-teachers/free-cpd-online-training-0

PREVENT

Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

All bodies which have significant interaction with people who could be vulnerable to radicalisation including local authorities, Police, NHS, Schools, FE & HE, Prisons, Probation Service and many more.

CHANNEL PANEL

Channel is a key part of the Prevent strategy within the governments overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. The aim of Prevent is to reduce the threat of terrorism in the UK by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Channel is a multi-agency approach to identifying and providing support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism. Channel is about safeguarding children and adults from being drawn into committing terrorist-related activity. It is about early intervention to protect and divert people away from the risk they face before illegality occurs.

For more information please see the Prevent page.

NORTH EAST LINCOLNSHIRE EDUCATION ESTABLISTMENT SAFEGUARDING AUDITS

NEL LSCB Education Establishment Safeguarding Audit 2013-2014 Report

NEL LSCB Education Establishment Safeguarding Audit 2014-2015 Report

NEL LSCB Education Establishment Safeguarding Audit 2015-2016 Report

NEL LSCB Education Establishment Safeguarding Audit 2016-2017 Report

 

USEFUL LINKS

Preventing & Tackling Bullying - Advice for School Leaders, Staff & Governing Bodies

Keeping Children Safe in Education - Statutory Guidance For Schools and Colleges

Example Safeguarding & Child Protection Co-ordinator Job Description

Example Safeguarding & Child Protection Governers Job Description

NELC Briefing on Childcare Disqualification Regulations Guidance for Schools and Academies

Concern & Conflict Resoloution Escalation Procedure

‘Children Missing Education’ statutory guidance which replaces the January 2015 version.

Local Education Provision Information - information and contact details for each Nursery, Primary, Secondary, Specialist, College, Universit and Boarding Schools in North East Lincolnshire.

Sexting in Schools and Colleges - a useful resource that advises on responding to incidents and safeguaridng young people.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE WORRIED A CHILD IS BEING ABUSED : ADVICE FOR PRACTITIONERS.

National Guidance

This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help practitioners identify child abuse and neglect and take appropriate action in response.  This advice replaces the previous version of What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused, published in 2006, and complements Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) statutory guidance. (March 2015)

INFORMATION SHARING : ADVICE FOR PRACTITIONERS WHO ARE PROVIDING SAFEGUARDING SERVICES TO CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE, PARENTS & CARERS 

National Guidance

Information sharing is vital to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. A key factor identified in many Serious Case Reviews (SCR's) has been a failure by practitioners to record information, to share it, to understand its significance and then take appropriate action. (March 2015)

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN EDUCATION: GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLAGES 

National Guidance

This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and the Education (Non-Maintained Special Schools) (England) Regulations 2011. Schools and colleges must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. (July 2015)

SUPERVISION IN EDUCATION

The Supervision in Education training and guidance has been developed by the Child Protection Coordinators forum and the LSCB. The purpose is to make explicit a process for providing safeguarding supervision to staff within educational settings including teachers, teacher’s assistants, pastoral staff and child protection coordinators.

 The guidance and training can be used in the following ways:

  • The training to be provided to staff undertaking the supervisor role.
  • The guidance to be shared with the leadership, school governors and staff.
  • The guidance and formats to be utilised in supporting the supervision process.

Supervision in Education Guidence

Supervision in Education Training

PRO-FORMAS

Example - Child Protection File front sheet

Example - Child Protection Monitoring Audit Chronology

Example - Child Protection Education Transition document

Example - Child Protection Handover Confirmation record

Example - Keeping Records of Child Protection & Welfare Concerns guidance for NEL Education Establishments

Example - Prevent Audit and Action Plan for Educational Establishments

Example - Prevent Appendix

Example - Safeguarding Policy for Educational Establishments

Example - Discrimination incident reporting form