Please also refer to our safeguarding for parents page, for useful tips and advice; our online safety page, including links and resources from Parent Zone; and our policies page where you can find our current safeguarding policy.
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Statutory Guidance for schools and colleges
DFE guidance issued May 2016-Commenced 5th September 2016, Ref: DFE/00215/2016
Safeguarding in Schools: best Practice
Success in Schools: Safeguarding Handbook for Schools Sept 2016 Edition
Wandsworth Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Referrals to Wandsworth MASH can be made by telephone 020 8871 6622 or email MASH@wandsworth.gov.uk. Operating hours Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. At other times please contact the Out of Hours Duty Service on 020 8871 6000.
LADO –Margaret Hurrell - contact through MASH.
Tel: 020734072665; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NSPCC Underwear Rule
The NSPCC have dedicated resources for safeguarding children in sport.
More details can be found here:
Sport-specific Safeguarding Resources
Sport is a terrific way for young people to develop their physical skills, team work and confidence. Thousands of people give up their time to coach and encourage youngsters, but occasionally incidents of grooming and abuse occur. Ensuring that children in sport are as safe as possible is much more rigorous than ever before.
Some schools hire out their facilities to community groups and this is an opportunity to make sure that people leading those teams have appropriate safeguarding procedures in place. I've collated below links to the safeguarding pages of the governing bodies of many sports to help build awareness and learn from each other.
Webinar – Understanding grooming of children and young people in Sport
Safeguarding in Athletics www.britishathletics.org.uk/governance/welfare-and-safeguarding/guidance-documents-and-policy/
Safeguarding In Cricket www.ecb.co.uk/safeguarding/safeguarding-resources
Safeguarding in Football www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding
Safeguarding in Gymnastics www.british-gymnastics.org/coaching/coach-membership/safeguarding
Safeguarding in Netball www.englandnetball.co.uk/governance/safeguarding/
Safeguarding in Rugby www.englandrugby.com/governance/safeguarding/
Safeguarding in Swimming www.swimming.org/asa/clubs-and-members/safeguarding-children/Wavepower/647/