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 2002. Statutory 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 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.
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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:
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