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1 April 2020
By Rebecca Avery

Covid-19 Child Protection Policy Addendum for Schools/Colleges Available

Updated 29th May 2020.

In March 2020, the Education Safeguarding Service drafted a Covid-19 Child Protection Policy Addendum for schools, colleges and other educational settings to use in response to the DfE Coronavirus (COVID-19): safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers guidance initially published on the 27th March 2020 and updated on 20th May.

On the 29th May the service published an updated CP addendum to support educational settings ensure thier policies reflect the increased numbers of children returning to education from the 1st June 2020.

Schools and colleges will need to amend the template to ensure it reflects their current safeguarding arrangements and local context. The document was intended to be shared internally with staff, although schools and settings may wish to use the document to create a bespoke version to share with learners and parents/carers.

The term schools/colleges has been used throughout, however other educational settings may find it helpful to use the document as a basis for their own requirements.

Please note, this template may be adapted regularly to reflect changes to local and national guidance and legislation; leaders and DSLs should ensure they use the most recent version. Version 1 was posted on 29/05/20.

Educational settings should contact their Area Safeguarding Advisor if they have any queries.