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Safeguarding in education


Annex for Child Protection Policy

DfE Guidance - Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings (20.05.20)

Bereavement Guidance (June 2020)

OMG - Role of the DSL during Covid19

OMG - Structured and Difficult Conversations Covid19

Safeguarding - Remote Learning


DSL Support Hubs Autumn Term 2020

Notes from earlier meetings are available upon request - please email

DSL Support Hub notes 23.09.2020

DSL Support Hub notes 07.10.2020

DSL Support Hub notes 21.10.2020

DSL Support Hub notes 04.11.2020

DSL Support Hub notes 18.11.2020


Completing the Section 175/157 Annual Safeguarding audit - 26th November 2020 (a recording of the session will be uploaded shortly)

Presentation slides

Making a referral and completing a MARF 16th September 2020 (for a recording of this session please email

Presentation slides

KCSiE 2020 Update Briefing 1st and 2nd September 2020 (for a recording of this session please email

Presentation slides

KCSiE 2020 Briefing document

New DSL Briefing 1st and 2nd September 2020 (for a recording of this session please email

Presentation Slides

South West Child Protection Procedures

South West Child Protection Procedures

Gloucestershire's Chronology Guidance (PDF, 381.2 KB)


Frequently Asked Questions for Schools

Section 157/175 Audit

The 2020 audit will be rolled out between 7th and 18th December 2020available.


DSL Conference 2019

Main Presentation

MASH Presentation

School Policy Information

Intimate Care Policy - Template  

Model Lock Down Policy 

 Model Lock Down Policy (parents) 

 School Lock Down Procedure Checklist 

Guidelines for including Hate Incidents/Crimes in existing Anti-Bullying Policies


Operation Encompass for Schools

Operation Encompass suggested wording for safeguarding policy (2020)

Schools template letter for parents (2020)

Gloucestershire Operation Encompass process flowchart

Operation Encompass Slides


Operation Encompass for Early Years

Coming soon......


Childcare Disqualification Requirements 

 Disqualification under the Children's Act 2006 - Revised Statutory Guidance - 2018  

Annual Criminal Declaration



Child Protection and Exclusion from School - Guide for school professionals - (2020)  

Female Genital Mutilation - What you need to Know

Parent Pamphlet on the Prevent Strategy

Child Protection - when educating children other than at school


Suicide Prevention - Nobody Understands Labels (2020) 


Guidance for new Headteachers 

 Guidance for new Headteachers (revised Aug 20)  


Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 

Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2020

DSL Job Description (August 2020) 

Induction Pack (Sept 2020)

Induction Powerpoint (Sept 2020)

Quick Reference Guide Leaflet (Sept 2020) 

Safeguarding Quiz

Safeguarding Quiz (answer sheet)


Single Central Record

OMG 2 - Single Central Record

Single Central Record - FAQs (Aug 2020)

Single Central Record Check List

Single Central Record Monitoring Form

Single Central Record Template

Annual Criminal Declaration Template

Unregistered independent schools and out of school settings

DfE advice on managing unregistered schools and out of school settings


Resources for discussing incidents with children  

 Discussing a terrorist attack with children in the primary phases 

 A generic framework for discussing a terrorist attack 

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 Stalking Advice for Professionals  

 Stalking Guidance for Professionals 

 Stalking Advice for Victims (leaflet) 

 Stalking Poster






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