Critical incidents, bomb threats and national security

6 November 2019:

A range of new Department for Education Guidance documents are now available below.

Please read the main document entitled ‘DfE Guidance – School and College Security, November 2019’ first, and then use the Word templates as required.

This guidance and associated templates can be used in conjunction with the SCC and Suffolk Constabulary self-assessment already published.

You can find the documents on the relevant DfE webpage: School and college security – GOV.UK (


Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Constabulary Joint Working ‘School Site Security Guidance and Self-Assessment‘.

There is also a letter from the Chief Constable and the Executive Director of Fire and Public Protection. This is applicable to all school environments.

September 2018:

Please see a letter for updated information regarding Critical Incidents, emergency numbers and the reporting of such incidents.

Bomb Threat guidance 2016