Child Protection Resources

Our Child Protection training is only one part of

a robust Safeguarding program

Browse our collection of Child Protection Resources. 

Child Protection and Safeguarding are vital to ensuring a school environment is Child Safe as they affect every element of the school community. However, the full scope of Child Safeguarding can be complex and challenging for schools. 

As our mission is to make all schools worldwide safe for children, ChildSafeguarding.com is committed to helping schools tackle the complexities of Safeguarding. We work with schools to understand the role of our training in establishing a baseline standard of Child Protection knowledge amongst the staff. We connect schools with experts and additional training materials in Safeguarding and Child Protection.

We offer free webinars and resources  to help schools and those who work with children in their work creating robust Child Safeguarding programs.

Definitions

To help develop consistent understanding and vocabulary around Child Abuse Prevention, we believe it is helpful to share these definitions:

SAFEGUARDING is the prevention of impairment to children’s physical and psychological health and wellbeing while providing circumstances that enable healthy development. 

CHILD PROTECTION is the commitment and actions taken to protect children from abuse and neglect.

A few notes:

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection are not synonymous.
  • Safeguarding encompasses prevention of the full spectrum of potential impairment to children from minor to severe.
  • Child Protection is an element of Safeguarding that focuses on abuse and neglect.
  • Legal definitions of Safeguarding, Child Protection, Harm, Abuse, and Neglect vary by country. As such, the definitions above may need to be refined to match local legal standards.
  • Additional definitions of key Child Protection terms may needed. Identification and definition of these terms should be done in collaboration with stakeholders to ensure they are based on the legal, cultural, and contextual needs of the community.

Free Child Protection Resources

In partnership with 112 Safeguarding, we have developed a set of free Child Protection resources for schools. These resources are intended to help schools and those who work with schools understand the full scope of Safeguarding and the policies, personnel, and practices needed to keep children safe.

These materials are free to download and distribute.

With exception of the Child Protection Responsibilities for a School which can be downloaded below, you will need to register for a free account to access these resources. The resources are available to download in the Resources section of the dashboard.

Child Protection Resources

Child Protection Responsibilities for a School

This overview document outlines the key categories for Child Protection in a school. It is designed as a guide for planning and evaluation to help schools understand the full scope of their Child Protection responsibilities.

Short Guide for Designated Safeguarding Leads

The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is to oversee the operational leadership of Child Protection at the school. This guide provides an overview of key functions, best practices, and supports needed for effective DSLs.

School Child Protection Policy Template

The template guides schools in the creation of their Child Protection Policy, which is the central document that defines their culture, commitments and practices regarding keep children safe from abuse.

Child Protection Training for All Members of the School Community

Child protection training should be provided by the school to all populations. This document outlines child protection training options that cover the needs and responsibilities of all members of the school community.

Child Protection ID Card Insert

These inserts are used in school badges as a reminder of the school’s Child Protection policies and requirements for adult behavior around children. They are available in printable sheets in both vertical and horizontal orientation.

Supervisor Guide to Child Protection Reporting

Supervisors may not know their duties when someone reports a Child Protection concern. This guide outlines the steps and flow of information for handling Child Protection reports. It is available in multiple languages.

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What Customers Say About ChildSafeguarding.com

Director of Education Quality Assurance & Accreditation,Vinschool Education System

At Vinschools we have a strong commitment to child protection and we understand that every adult in the Vinschool community has an integral role to play in ensuring we provide a safe and secure environment for our students. Our investment in the easily accessible and user-friendly training provided by ChildSafeguarding.com is not only helping to protect our students in this context, but has also supported a clear message to all our stakeholders about what is important to us.