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Southwark Policies, Procedures and Links

Model Safeguarding Policy

This is the September 2023 version of Southwark Council's model policy that can be used to develop your school's/setting's policy.

Copy showing amendments to the September 2022 version of the policy: Model Safeguarding Policy 2023 September (amendments) (docx, 103kb)
Final version of the policy incorporating the amendments: Model Safeguarding Policy 2023 September (final) (docx, 95kb)


Safeguarding Information Sheet:                                                       SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN-Info Sheet (doc, 32kb)

Our model information sheet contains brief information about school’s safeguarding arrangements with some basic DOs and DON'Ts and can be used to make volunteers, supply and visiting staff and everyone else who comes into contact with children aware of school’s policy and procedures if they do not have time to go through whole policy and procedures.


Child Protection Concerns Record Sheet:                                         CP concerns record sheet (doc, 24kb)

This very simple record sheet can be used to log separately each CP concern that is raised in the school if your school/setting is not using an online recording system. These record sheets may become quite significant in terms of recording and sharing these concerns especially if the concern does not lead to a referral to other agencies. These record sheets and all other records on children referred and/or known to Children's Social Care should be forwarded to receiving schools separately and under a confidential cover when pupils leave the school and a confirmation of receipt should always be obtained from receiving schools.


Protocol for Children who are Uncollected from School:            Protocol for Children who are Uncollected from School


Safeguarding information booklet for parents/carers

This booklet 'Protecting children in education settings' explains the schools' duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. You may want to put the pdf copy on yur school's website and encourage parents/carers to access it online, which hopefully will help cut down on paper. However, hard copies are still available to give out to parents/carers and can be ordered, free of charge, by contacting the Schools Safeguarding Coordinator Apo Çağırıcı ( , 020 7525 2715)

Protecting children in education settings (pdf, 734kb)

safeguarding info leaflet for parents

Southwark’s Multi agency Threshold of need 2019

Southwark Threshold of needs 2019

  Southwark MASH referral form

MASH referral form


 Early Help referral form

ehs form


Southwark’s Children Missing Education (CME) Protocol

CME protocol 2022



Southwark’s Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy 2019-2024


Southwark Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP)


Southwark Safeguarding Children Partnership New Arrangements


Southwark Safeguarding Children Partnership Courses

Southwark Safeguarding Joint Service Protocols April 2020


SSCP - Joint Service Protocol 2020- parents with disabilities

SSCP - Southwark JSP Disabilities - Apr 2020


SSCP - Joint Service Protocol 2020- parents with mental health problems

Southwark JSP Mental Health


SSCP - Joint Service Protocol 2020 - Parents who misuse substances

Southwark JSP Substance







  • Southwark Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS
    There are a number of CAMHS teams providing services to children, young people and families that live in the London borough of Southwark. Their services are based at several sites within the community across the borough.