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Key Information for Education Settings

Key National Information for Education Sector

Working Together to Safeguard children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

Working Together Statutory Framework

Working Together Transitional Guidance

Information Sharing for Safeguarding Practitioners

Department for Education Keeping children safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for schools and colleges

Department for Education Child Sexual Exploitation Definition and guide for practitioners

DASH Checklist (Domestic Abuse Adults)

DASH YP Checklist (Domestic Abuse working with young people)

NICE Neglect Guidance 

Key Local Information for Education Sector

Operation Encompass

Initial Child Protection Report Template

Aide Memoir for Initial Child Protection Report Template

Sunderland Multi - Agency Domestic Abuse Referral Unit and Staff Guidance

WEAR Kids Screening Tool 2018

Early Help Forms and Processes

Neglect Toolkit 

K.I.D.S Quick Guides

Key Information Digital Shots Newsletter (KIDS) Quick Guides provide a brief overview of key information regarding one specific topic or issue relevant to safeguarding children and links for further information.

Dangerous Dogs

Legal Framework

Serious Case Review (SCR)

Sunderland Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB)

Missing, Sexually Exploited and Trafficked (MSET) 

Sunderland Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP)

School K.I.D.S

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Education Engagement Forums

Together for Children (TfC) and the Sunderland Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) are hosting a Education Engagement Forums for school professionals whose role involves them in child protection, safeguarding, early help and/or family support, more information can be found here.

Section 157/ 175 Audit

To ensure that schools, with regard to their duty under either Section 157 / 175 of the Education Act 2002, are meeting their statutory obligations regarding safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children a bi-annual self assessment is completed. The self-assessment is completed under a framework of benchmarks and the results of this are then shared with the Partnership – commonly known as the “Section 157/175 Audit”. This audit provides schools with an opportunity to reflect upon their own safeguarding practice and procedures, and identifying areas for improvement. The next audit is due to take place in January 2020.

Sunderland Section 157/175 Audit 2017/2018 - published September 2018

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