Safeguarding in education

Safeguarding in schools is essential for keeping children safe. 

Local guidance

We have produced some guidance for schools: 

Other helpful information: 

The Mayor of London has created this teacher's toolkit on Ending gender-based violence and abuse in young people's relationships

Government guidance

Read Keeping children safe in education, the statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

Additional government guidance to be aware of is: 

Section 11 Audits 

Schools need to submit an annual Section 11/175 safeguarding audit to us. There are no rules about which audit tool you use, but we would encourage use of our online audit tool which will be issued to schools directly by our Education Safeguarding Coordinator in spring 2023 for requested completion in the summer term. The template we provide generates an action plan for schools to take forward. 

Education representatives at Strategic Leadership Group 

Our Strategic Leadership Group includes representatives of the education sector. If you have anything you want bringing to their attention, such as strategic themes to take forward, please email

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