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Safeguarding children in education

If you have a safeguarding concern over the summer please email your concern to

NSPCC helpline - Report abuse in education:
The new dedicated, confidential helpline will be run by the NSPCC and is available to current or past victims as well as parents, carers or professionals with concerns. The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is 0800 136 663, live from Thursday 1st April. 

Dedicated helpline for victims of abuse in schools - NSPCC website

Online Safety

The Internet can be a fantastic place for children and young people where they can talk to friends, be creative and have fun. However, just like in the real world sometimes things can go wrong. If you or your child are worried or upset about something which has happened on the Internet there is help out there. is an online safety platform designed for parents and carers helping you to keep your child safe in a digital world - for quick access to advice by category, see our Child Safety Online section.

The UK Safer Internet Centre is designed for making the Internet a great and safe place for all the family (grandparents included). UK Safer Internet Centre

CEOP - CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection) advice for parents and carers on how they can make a report if someone has acted inappropriately towards their child online.

National Crime Agency have online guidance for parents, carers and young people to keep you safe online Think You Know.

Understanding Social Media Algorithms - Childnet  

Social media is an important driving force of the online space. Children and young people are among the core users of these platforms, but what drives the content they see? This all seeing eye present in social media software, is the algorithm. What your pupils see on their device's is wholly directed by what these algorithms deem interesting to them. As professionals in the educational space, it is important to understand how these work and how they determine what's popular. In this vein, Childnet currently has an excellent blog article on the topic that's well worth reading. If interested in this area, please follow the link below:

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 - Translations (LGfL)

Our friends at the London Grid for Learning have translated Part One and Annex A of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 into thirteen community languages:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese (Simpl.)
  • Chinese (Trad.)
  • Gujarati
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu

These translations were carried out by professional linguist with secondary proofing. However, the original English version should be treated as the official source of statutory school staff duties.

The translated documents can be accessed here:

Reporting Hate Crime

Visit the True Vision website for information about hate crime or incidents and advice on how to report it.

Safeguarding is Everyone's Business