Safeguarding in Education







Welcome to the SAFE child safeguarding information resource. This micro-site has been designed for all those
engaged on an employed or voluntary basis with children and young people in the education sector

The focus is exclusively on helping your educational establishment meet its safeguarding obligations as
defined by Ofsted, highlighting the checks required under the new DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) scheme
(formerly CRB) and providing guidance on how to complete the application forms.

The site also details the safeguarding training (child safeguarding training and eSafety training) required by Ofsted.

Getting Started

A useful start point for your nursery, school, academy or college is the Ofsted Framework for Inspection.
This, coupled with the Handy Guide to DBS give an at-a-glance overview of everything you need to do to meet
Ofsted standards for safeguarding, including DBS checks, training and policies.

The full size version of the DBS flowchart can be downloaded by clicking here.


eSafety Flowchart

Click the image to downlaod the eSafty flowchart



All front line staff should be familiar with the recognition and prevention of FGM.

All front line staff need to be aware of the Prevent Duty under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015


Important Documents

You can download the latest briefing paper detailing statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment SAFEcic's Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 Briefing Paper Alternatively you can locate the full legislation here

Annual SAFE Membership - Get safeguarding tools to support your organisation

Annual SAFE Membership saves you time and money in meeting your safeguarding obligations and provides peace

of mind for 12 months. Membership includes access to download template policies and procedures for child

and adult safeguarding, saving many days of research and policy writing. Click here for more details.


Membership also provides expert telephone and email support on safeguarding matters, DBS and recruitment issues. Additionally we provide a free expert review of all your safeguarding arrangements to attain the SAFE Award. Successful online submission to the SAFE Award risk assessment allows the use of the SAFE logo, under licence, on all your publicity materials assuring customers and clients of high standards of safeguarding.


Membership also entitles organisations to generous discounts on face to face and online safeguarding training and insurance discounts. For a full list of membership benefits click here Click here to join.


SAFE Audits

SAFE also provides on-site Safeguarding Audits & Pre-inspection Services.

For further information click here.



About SAFE

SAFE is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company focused exclusively on safeguarding. We provide a one-stop solution for everything from DBS (formerly CRB) checks, through policy creation and guidance, safeguarding management briefings and incident support, to training (both face to face and online). We have already trained thousands of schools, colleges and academies. All SAFE's courses meet the training requirements of Ofsted.



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