Schools have a duty under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by:
- providing a safe learning environment
- making appropriate referrals to children’s social care where children are in need or at risk of harm
- work with local authorities in taking action to safeguard children missing from education.
These duties are set out in the statutory guidance:Keeping Children Safe in Education
The safeguarding point of contact in the Camden Learning Partnerships is Jon Abbey who can be contacted via email: Jon.Abbey@camden.gov.uk
The following policies have been developed to support schools and early years settings to safeguard children:
- Policy Guide — Children, Schools and Families: Guidance for the Managing of an Allegation Against a Member of Staff (in school)