COVID-19: DfE KCSiE guidance on ‘Safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers’

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This webinar will provide governors, senior leaders, headteachers and designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) with practical advice and guidance around their current safeguarding provision following the closure of schools and social distancing.

On 27th March, the DfE released their interim safeguarding guidance for all schools, colleges, maintained nurseries and pupil referral units in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The guidance aims to support and maintain effective safeguarding practice in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE). It provides advice on how education settings should adapt existing policies around critical areas such as child protection, DSLs, staff training, safer recruitment and online safety, to better reflect the current environment.

In this webinar Christina Leath, an experienced Head of Safeguarding and subject matter expert, will explore key points from the guidance and discuss how schools should look to strengthen current safeguarding practice and continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their children.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding how schools can continue to follow the key principles of safeguarding in line with KCSiE and sustain a whole school approach

  • Recognising how child protection polices can be effectively revised and key items to consider

  • Identifying the key responsibilities of a DSL and the lead role they have to play

  • How schools should approach staff training and safer recruitment and ensure students have sufficient support around mental health

  • Understanding the importance of effective policy planning around online safety and recognising the risks, particularly as part of a remote learning strategy

Christina Leath

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Christina Leath

Experienced Head of Safeguarding and subject matter expert on safeguarding children
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Interesting and very clear to understand .
Michelle Stanhope, - Carrwood Primary School

Vital During Stressful Times

A fantastic webinar - succinct, clear and informative! Just what I needed during this time of uncertainty.
Adrian Stoten, - St. Joseph's Catholic College (SN3 3LR)

excellent current information, reminders regarding safeguarding poliies and changes amongst current covid crisis

Easy , clear advice and guidelines
Nicky Khoshdel, - Bolton Impact Trust

Thank you for this clear review

Rachel Amos, Headteacher - Trafalgar Community Infant School

Covid 19 advice

Excellent overview regards Covid 19 and the implications on safeguarding.
Lee Robinson, - The Premier Academy

Covid-19 safeguarding

Informative precis of the current situation around Covid-19 SG. It has made us focus on safer recruitment and also new staff induction
Patrick Knight, - Diverse Academies Education Centre (HQ)

Clear and wel explained

Very clear to understand and well explained.
Leanne Bond, - South Craven School


Excellent webinar about safeguarding procedures during COVID -19.
Danielle Livesey, Teacher - Tonge Moor Primary School


Excellent information providing all information needed. Sandra Obertelli Tonge moor primary academy
Sandra Obertelli, - Tonge Moor Primary Academy BL2 2PF

Covid 19 DfE KCSiE guidance on safeguarding in schools

Key messages: Paramountcy principle remains/act immediately if concerned/Be very aware of online safeguarding advice. Emphasis on remote safeguarding protocols. Useful webinar for current situation.
Richard Stroud, - The Forest High School


A succinct overview and discussion of the latest guidance
Cara O'Connell, - Sarum Hall School

Succinct safeguarding Information

Provides succinct guidance on safeguarding during these unprecedented times.
Suja Varghese, - Bolton Impact Trust

Covid 19 KCSiE

An informative and succinct webinar, covering all the important points.
Annette Fisher, - All Saints CofE Primary School, Bednall


Easy to access, good information.
Jane Mann, - Selly Oak Trust School

Excellent development about safeguarding
Hina Jahfery, - Selly Oak Trust School

Very informative and reassuring webinar.
Olga Camacho, Teacher - The Pegasus Academy Trust

Very well delivered with lots of useful information at this worrying time.
Julie Buckley, TA - Chapel Street Primary School

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