Schools and Nurseries Safeguarding Policies

Statutory Duties

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:

Local Policies

The following policies have been developed to support schools and early years settings to safeguard children:


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