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Safeguarding guidance

Statutory and other guidance relating to safeguarding and child protection in schools

Statutory guidance

All educational establishments are required to have regard to the following statutory guidance:

Independent schools and academies

Independent schools and academies are required to have regard to the following regulations:

Boarding schools

Schools with boarding provision need to have regard to:

Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership threshold guide

Safer working practice and managing allegations against staff

Childnet International has produced some resources to help teachers and professionals understand the e-safety issues within schools, as well as find advice for their own use of technology including the use of social networking sites. Visit

Safeguarding adults (age 18+) with care and support needs

  • Safeguarding adults with care and support needs – advice for education settings

Ofsted guidance

Best practice

Download from the Children's Commissioner website:

Children who go missing during the school day

Online safety

For online safety queries please contact Jill Duman at


Related files and downloads

Policies and procedures