Tda 2.2 1.1 1.1 - Identify the Current Legislation, Guidelines, Policies and Procedures for Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People Including E-Safety.

1.1 - Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety.

Policies which safeguard children.

Schools must develop a range of policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of the children. These will set out the responsibilities of staff and the procedures that they must follow. Policies may be separate or together in one health and safety policy, but they must include sections which cover the following issues:

● safeguarding and protecting, and procedures for reporting
● e-safety
● bullying, including cyber-bullying

All adults in the school have a responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children. There must also be a named member of staff e.g safeguarding officer with particular responsibilities for safeguarding children and for e-safety.

Schools are responsible for:

• developing the children’s awareness and their knowledge of what is acceptable and not acceptable behaviour, including when using the Internet

• know, support and protect children who are identified as being at greater risk e.g those on the ‘at risk register’

• provide opportunities for professional training of all staff related to Safeguarding

• put into place policies and security systems for e-learning activities, for example, provide lessons for children using the computer and use filtering software on the computer.

• keep an eye out for signs that abuse may be happening, changes in children’s behaviour or failure to thrive, and tell the safeguarding officer if you have any concerns

• monitor, keep records and share appropriate information with other agencies.

The Department for Education (DfE) provides guidance for local authorities including schools. Schools use this guidance to develop their own policy and procedures which must be followed. for example:

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006)

This is guidance which sets out the roles...