Question: What are the two important statutory documents in safeguarding?

What are the two key pieces of national legislation with regards to safeguarding that schools need to follow?

The safeguarding duty of schools and colleges is set out in section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, and the Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015.

Which documents could be included in safeguarding records?

Internal information – concern forms, attendance printouts. External information – letters and emails, reports. Meeting Records – notes, minutes and reports. Child Protection plans – other legal documents.

Which guidance document provides the definition of safeguarding?

Safeguarding vulnerable adults is defined in the Care and support statutory guidance issued under the Care Act 2014 as: protecting the rights of adults to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect.

What is a statutory duty in safeguarding?

Statutory Duties. All organisations and agencies that work with children share an obligation to safeguard and promote their welfare.

What are the 6 principles of safeguarding?

What are the six principles of safeguarding?

  • Empowerment. People being supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and informed consent.
  • Prevention. It is better to take action before harm occurs.
  • Proportionality. The least intrusive response appropriate to the risk presented.
  • Protection. …
  • Partnership. …
  • Accountability.
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Can I see my safeguarding record?

An adult can request to see information held upon them under the Data Protection Act. They may be provided with information regarding themselves only – all other information will be removed.

Why is recording important in safeguarding?

Safeguarding cases are some of the most high risk situations for adults and their carers. Good case recording is therefore essential to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of adults and their carers in situations where abuse or neglect are of concern.

How do you explain safeguarding?

Safeguarding means:

  1. protecting children from abuse and maltreatment.
  2. preventing harm to children’s health or development.
  3. ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.
  4. taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

What are the safeguarding procedures?

Safeguarding Policies should:

Maintain and review a record of concerns. Follow safe recruitment procedures, including DBS checks (by the Disclosure and Barring Service) Maintain safe premises and equipment, inside and out. Make sure that all staff are aware of their responsibilities.