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Guidance Documents, Model Policies and Templates

Page last updated: 08/01/2024

​​​​​​​​​Guidance documents

Child on Child Abuse – Harmful Sexual Behaviour

  1. Child on Child Abuse - Harmful Sexual Behaviour – guidance for Essex schools and education settings

  2. Appendix A – HSB self-audit tool for education settings

  3. Appendix B – HSB Common Language Framework

  4. Appendix C – HSB Individual Risk Assessment and Safety Plan template

  5. Appendix D – Contacting other agencies, including statutory agencies

  6. Appendix E – Child on Child HSB Model Policy – Primary

  7. Appendix F – Child on Child HSB Model Policy - Secondary

  8. Appendix G​ – Signposting to agencies, resources and support

​Understanding and Supporting Behaviour

Child Protection Files

Let's Talk: Reducing the Risk of Suicide

Safeguarding: Commissioning Alternative Education

  • Education Access and the Education Safeguarding Team have worked together to produce 'Safeguarding: Commissioning Alternative Education'. This document provides information and guiding principles to help ensure that children who attend an alternative education setting receive a good quality education which is safe, secure and meets their needs.

Model Policies

Templates and Letters

Risk assessment templates

Other templates/letters

Documents for governors 


Please note that not all documents above are fully accessible. If you need an accessible version of any document, please email educationsafeguarding@essex.gov.uk​