Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children to prevent concerns from escalating. All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.
Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE, 2020)
Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE, 2020) identifies schools and colleges as being an important part of the wider safeguarding system for children, their staff being in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children, and prevent concerns from escalating. The information on these safeguarding pages is provided to support the work of schools, to keep them updated on key issues and requirements and to support with training needs to ensure they are equipped to meet the demanded of this challenging work and engage effectively with other partners to keep children in Essex safe.
The Equality and Diversity pages have been temporarily removed as we are in the process of reviewing all content to ensure it reflects current legislation and guidance. Meanwhile, information, advice and guidance can be accessed via the Equality and Human Rights Commission --------------------------
Please note that the safeguarding briefings / forums have been cancelled for the autumn 2020 term – to be resumed spring 2021