If a child is in immediate danger you should contact the police directly and/or an ambulance using
Report a safeguarding concern
If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a child and are satisfied there is no immediate danger, please report it using the Thresholds and Pathways process.
Report a concern
What are my safeguarding responsibilities?
As a school, you must take all necessary steps to keep children healthy, safe and secure.
Your key safeguarding responsibilities are:
- Safeguarding children
- Ensuring the suitability of adults who have contact with children
- Promoting good health
- Managing behaviour
- Maintaining records, policies and procedures
Safeguarding support for schools
Child protection policy
Schools can use this template to inform staff, parents and carers, volunteers and governors about the school's responsibilities for safeguarding children:
- This document is currently being updated
Safeguarding audit tool
An audit tool to assist schools in self evaluating their safeguarding arrangement. The outcomes should inform any subsequent action plan that should be presented annually to the Governing Body.
Model single central record
A model document to assist with safeguarding compliance:
Safeguarding support for professionals
Support for professionals about the early help and safeguarding children processes as well as training and referrals to the designated officer.
Domestic abuse - notification for schools
We want to support schools and settings in identifying children and young people living with domestic abuse. We have a domestic abuse notification scheme in Northamptonshire. This enables early intervention and support to be offered to vulnerable children and young people
Bullying and online safety
Statutory guidance and support
Other safeguarding resources