Slough Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 (KCSIE) (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2 ) is statutory guidance for schools and colleges who must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and the Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015. Schools and colleges must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. 

The Safeguarding in Education Officer will:

  • Support schools with compliance on government guidance in respect of safeguarding responsibilities and training requirements

 

  • Provide expert advice and consultation to education setting regarding safeguarding matters in schools and to sign post to the most appropriate support services

 

  • Foster and facilitate good communication between schools and partners to safeguard children 

 

  • Disseminate and signpost best practice in safeguarding in schools on policy development and share learning from Serious Case Reviews

 

  • Support, follow up and manage any safeguarding complaints with schools from external bodies (Ofsted, ESFA, and CP&S Unit)

 

  • Collate, manage and evaluate the annual Sec 11 audits on behalf of the LSCB including safeguarding training needs

  

You can contact Jatinder Matharu (Safeguarding in Education Officer) for non urgent information and advice at:

 

Slough Borough Council

St Martin’s Place

2nd Floor East, 51 Bath Road 

Slough, Berkshire 

SL1 3UF 

01753 875068 / 07714 858213

 

Jatinder.matharu@slough.gov.uk  or Jatinder.matharu@slough.gcsx.gov.uk

  

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 is the statutory guidance issued by DfE and should be read along side KCSIE. It is the inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of

Children outlining each partners core roles and responsibilities. (add link to guidance here- attached) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2

 

Working Together to Safeguarding Children is out for consultation. The revisions proposed reflect the legislative changes introduced through the Children and Social Work Act 2017. Following the consultation, the government proposes to update and replace the current statutory guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 in 2018. You can feedback on the consultation here:

 https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/working-together-to-safeguard-children-revisions-to-statutory-guidance

 

POSTED December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Call First Contact on 01753 690450 if you are concerned about a child.

Everyone has a duty to keep children safe. If you have concerns about a child's welfare or suspect that a child is being neglected or abused, report it.