Top 10 safeguarding priorities for schools

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

Safeguarding work requires a mix of detailed planning ahead and effective and responsive working practices. In this free Best Practice Focus download, Elizabeth Rose considers 10 priorities for schools to help create a strategic safeguarding plan and embed a culture of safeguarding

This in-depth, evidence-based article offers 10 safeguarding priorities for the coming months to help your school plan your safeguarding work from September onwards and ensure a culture of safeguarding.

Our resident safeguarding expert Elizabeth Rose describes each of her 10 priorities in detail – ranging from the curriculum and governors to attendance and radicalisation – and offers a checklist of things to consider for each point.

Other themes include managing concerns about members of staff, supporting and training governors, student voice, child-on-child abuse, and mental health.

The download is aimed at designated safeguarding leads and their teams, but is also highly relevant for senior leadership and teaching staff.

Download the free pdf by clicking the link above. You can find Elizabeth Rose's regular safeguarding best practice articles for Headteacher Update via

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