Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School and college staff are particularly important as they are in
a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns
from escalating. Schools and colleges and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding
system for children. This system is described in statutory guidance Working Together to
Safeguard Children 2015.
Schools and colleges should work with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Each school and college should have a designated safeguarding lead who will
provide support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and who will liaise
closely with other services such as children’s social care.