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Sheffield Springs Academy’s safeguarding Policy and eSafeguarding Policy can be found here.


As parents, you want to make sure that your children develop healthily and thrive. The NSPCC can help you with advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and keep them safe.


It's more than just physical safety. A big part of keeping children safe is making sure to look after their emotional and mental well-being. Helping them develop healthy emotional bonds from infancy can have a lifelong effect, and a strong relationship can make it easier when you want to discuss issues such as expressions of sexual behaviour or self-harm.


As your child grows older, you'll also worry about how to keep them safe when you're not always around. When is a child old enough to be home alone? And how can they keep safe when they're out on their own? You'll also want to teach them about online safety and the dangers of sexting


Of course, some people find it awkward to talk about some subjects. So if you don't know how to talk to your child about difficult issues, these pages on the NSPCC website will provide helpful advice and support.


Information sourced from www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/




Safeguarding Sheffield Children Polices & Procedures

(September 2016)

www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org.uk : Schools Education Settings Policies Procedures


Safeguarding Policies and Procedures 2016-17:


The policies and procedures below include up to date local and national legislation and guidance:


- Sheffield Springs Academy Safeguarding Poster


- A Good Practice Guide to Safeguarding in Education, Sept 16 (PDF, 245 KB)

- Abuse & Neglect, Sept 16 (PDF, 218 KB)

- Abuse of Trust, Sept 16 (PDF, 217 KB)  

- Allegations of Abuse against Staff in Education Settings, Sept 16 (PDF, 277 KB)

 - Alternative Provision, Sept 16 (PDF, 270 KB)

 - Behaviour Guidelines, Sept 16 (PDF, 213 KB)

 - Child Sexual Exploitation, Sept 16 (PDF, 369 KB)

 - Children Missing From Education, Sept 16 (PDF, 231 KB)

- Conferences, Plans and Core Groups, Sept 16 (PDF, 365 KB)

- Designated Safeguarding Lead & Deputy Role, Sept 16 (PDF, 254 KB)

- Educational Visits, Sept 16 (PDF, 267 KB)

- E-Safeguarding, Sept 16 (PDF, 288 KB)

- Female Genital Mutilation, Sept 16 (PDF, 217 KB)

- First Aid in schools & colleges, Sept 16 (PDF, 233 KB)  

- Governing Body Safeguarding Role, Sept 16 (PDF, 309 KB)

- How education settings safeguard children, Sept 16 (PDF, 230 KB)

- Information Sharing & Confidentiality, Sept 16 (PDF, 272 KB)

- Medical conditions & support, Sept 16 (PDF, 231 KB)

- Mobile Devices Sept 16 (PDF, 353 KB)

- New Staff, Governors, Volunteers, Sept 16 (PDF, 329 KB)

- One to One Working, Sept 16 (PDF, 361 KB)

- Parental Responsibility Sept 16 (PDF, 296 KB)

- Peer Abuse, Sept 16 (PDF, 252 KB)

- Personal Care, Sept 16 (PDF, 289 KB)

- Photographs videos other images Sept 16 (PDF, 283 KB)

- Preventing Extremism Radicalisation, Sept 16 (PDF, 299 KB)  

- Private Fostering, Sept 16 (PDF, 343 KB)

- Reasonable Force, Sept 16 (PDF, 304 KB)

- Recording & File Transfer, Sept 16 (PDF, 291 KB)

- Referring to Children's Social Care, Sept 16 (PDF, 268 KB)

- Safeguarding Adults, Sept 16 (PDF, 282 KB)

- Safeguarding Supervision for Staff, Sept 16 (PDF, 293 KB)

- Showers and Changing rooms, Sept 16 (PDF, 303 KB)

- Training Pathway - Safeguarding in Education Settings Sept 16 (PDF, 161 KB)

- Transitions, Sept 16 (PDF, 278 KB)

- Transporting pupils, Sept 16 (PDF, 322 KB)

- Uncollected Children, Sept 16 (PDF, 307 KB)

- Under 5s in Schools, Sept 16 (PDF, 331 KB)

- Vetting Barring and Recruitment, Sept 16 (PDF, 288 KB)

- Visiting Professionals, Sept 16 (PDF, 259 KB)

- Whistleblowing, Sept 16 (PDF, 262 KB)

- Work and Study Placements, Sept 16 (PDF, 298 KB)


Full set of policies & procedures:

- All policies & procedures (part 1, A-M), Sept 16 (PDF, 915 KB)  

- All policies & procedures (part 2, N-Z), Sept 16 (PDF, 872 KB)




Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges

(September 2016)

www.gov.uk : Keeping Children Safe In Education Guidance From 5th September 2016


Page 12-13 include electroniclinks to further information and guidance on:


• bullying including cyberbullying

• children missing education – and Annex A

• child missing from home or care

• child sexual exploitation (CSE) – and Annex A

• domestic violence

• drugs

• fabricated or induced illness

• faith abuse

• female genital mutilation (FGM) – and Annex A

• forced marriage- and Annex A

• gangs and youth violence

• gender-based violence/violence against women and girls (VAWG)

• hate

• mental health

• missing children and adults strategy

• private fostering

• preventing radicalisation – and Annex A

• relationship abuse

• sexting

• trafficking


Sheffield Safeguarding Children’s Board

Fact Sheets for children in specific circumstances

(June 2016 – next update January 2017)



Children in Specific Circumstances



Children and HIV


Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse by Children and Young People of other Children and Vulnerable Adults


Children and Young People who Misuse Substances


Children from Abroad


Complex (Organised or Multiple) Abuse


Disabled Children


Domestic Abuse


Domestic Abuse and Children


Domestic Abuse and Young People




Fabricated or Induced Illness


Female Genital Mutilation


Forced Marriages


Gang Activity


Honour-based Violence


Licensed Premises


Parents who Misuse Substances


Parents/Carers with Learning Disabilities


Parents, Carers or Family Members with Mental Health Issues


Pregnant Women and Babies where there is Substance Misuse (MAPLAG)


Private Fostering


Provision of Therapy for Child Witnesses during a Police Investigation or a Criminal Trial


Missing from Home or Care and Runaways


Self-Harm and Suicide


Sexual Exploitation


Spiritual and Religious Beliefs




Transitions from Children to Adult Services


Uncooperative Families


Working with Sexually Active Young People

Working together to safeguard children

A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

(March 2015)


www.gov.uk : Working Together to Safeguard Children

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: Advice for practitioners

(March 2015)


www.gov.uk : What to do if you're worried a child is being abused

Prevent Duty Guidance:

Guidance for specified authorities

in England and Wales on the duty

in the Counter-Terrorism and

Security Act 2015 to have due

regard to the need to prevent people

from being drawn into terrorism.

(March 2016)


www.gov.uk : Prevent Duty Guidance

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)







The NSPCC has recently launched the Share Aware campaign.

The  new campaign will help parents talk to their children about staying safe on social networks. Keeping children safe online is a great concern for parents. The campaign aims to provide straightforward, advice for parents of 8 to 12-year-old children.


The website provides information aimed at parents themselves along with material that is suitable for children.

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