Updated Model Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy, September 2022

The SCC Model Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy has been updated and is available to schools on the Suffolk Learning website.

The updated policy can be found at: SCC Model Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy for Schools September 2022

The updates have been highlighted in green to make it easier for you to

 identify what has been added/changed or moved

The main updates are:

  • The previously standalone full guidance on child-on-child sexual violence and sexual harassment has been incorporated into KCSiE in Part Five of the document;
  • There is a real emphasis on opportunities to teach safeguarding;

The need for schools to have a policy/procedure for dealing with low level concerns about staff behaviour that do not meet the ‘harm threshold’ for referral to the LADO.