Safeguarding & Welfare

The Safeguarding and Welfare pages provides statutory guidance and support to schools, services and Early Years settings to ensure that children are kept safe and their welfare is promoted, as required by Section 175 of the Education Act 2002Statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018)Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018) and Waltham Forest Children Safeguarding Board (WFSCB) procedures help to inform the work of the service and any good practice guidance that is developed. 

Safeguarding children is everybody's responsibility and adults have a duty to report abuse. There is a range of statutory guidance that should be followed, including in the areas listed below.

Safeguarding support from WF Traded Services

Safeguarding children is the responsibility of all professionals who work with children and young people. Education providers have a statutory responsibility to ensure that policies and practices within their establishment reinforce this ethos.
 

Our service offers safeguarding training to designated safeguarding leads, to support their roles and to ensure they can continue to keep children and young people safe. Training is offered termly to assist them in understanding and applying best practice in the field, as laid down within statutory frameworks.

We also work closely with schools to help them update their safeguarding policies to reflect any recent statutory guidance and best practice in safeguarding vulnerable children in society.

Find out more about our WFTraded Services in Safeguarding

Get in touch with the WF Traded Services team.

Email: Safeguardingineducation@walthamforest.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8496 3646 or 07791 559 789

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Training and events

Training for designated safeguarding leads in schools and colleges is offered termly to guide and assist them in understanding and applying best practice and procedures in the field, as laid down within the statutory provision.

Training courses and events that may be useful to designated staff responsible for child protection in education:

Safeguarding Documents

WF Traded Services has a range of documents and guidance for safeguarding in your schools listed below. You will need to be logged in to access the documents. If you don't have a login please fill in the form below to find out more about gaining access. 

  • Biographical Details 
  • Child Protection Record form 
  • Multi-agency Child Protection Conference Report 
  • Schools Safeguarding Audit Questionnaire
  • Allegation against professional multi-agency referral form
  • NSPCC Underwear Rule - Teaching resource guidance 
  • Guidance on how to keep child protection files 
  • How to escalate professional concerns about a child
  • Procedures once a school place has been offered 
  • Plymouth City Council Serious Case Review
  • North Somerset Case Review
  • Policy Briefing 99 - Five Recent Serious Case Reviews 
  • Key contacts for children protection issues in Waltham Forest 
  • Key contacts - Out of Borough Child protection contacts