Policy Documents

Safeguarding Essentials has 14 policy documents - scroll down for details and samples.

Our comprehensive policy template documents are ideal if you are short of time and need to prepare the safeguarding and e-safety policies for your school. Full policies are available for a range of safeguarding and e-safety topics and acceptable usage policies are also available.

You can choose how to use the documents. You can use them as they are, or amend and edit them to suit your requirements. Whichever way you choose to use them, you can be sure that they are a great basis for setting out your safeguarding and e-safety rules in school.

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E-safety Policy Template
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This e-safety policy template provides a useful starting point for your e-safety strategy in school. The document has been saved in Word, meaning that it is fully editable by the user. You can cut, copy and paste your own requirements into the template, or choose to leave it largely as it stands, if it is suitable for your school. The policy includes a number of clear, easy to follow statements, as well as substantial guidance and support for everybody in the school.

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Resource type: POLICIES Education level: All Levels
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Social Media Policy Template
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This template document in Word allows you to create your own social media policy for teachers. Simply add your school name, the date, then cut and paste your own content into the document, or use it largely as it stands. The document includes guidance and policy notes, and is a useful reinforcement for a schools' e-safety policy, specifically about the use of social media.

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Resource type: POLICIES Education level: All Levels
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Abuse Policy
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This model policy has been designed to be easily adapted by headteachers and boards of trustees/governing bodies to reflect the ethos of your own school.

The policy includes information on identifying the various forms of abuse. It also provides details on the procedures to be following in the event of an abuse concern.

The policy is on Word format, so it can be adapted to include information specific to your school.

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  • Word Abuse Policy
Resource type: POLICIES Education level: All Levels
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Alcohol Policy
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This policy is designed as a template for your school to use as a basis for your own school alcohol policy.

The aims of the policy are to ensure that procedures are in place to deal with any incident of alcohol being possessed, consumed or sold on the school site and school trips, to ensure that a comprehensive alcohol education programme is available for all students in school and to ensure that the alcohol education programme is reviewed on a regular basis and that it reflects the values of the school and governors.

The policy is provided in Word format, so it can be modified to suit your own school.

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  • Word Alcohol Policy
Resource type: POLICIES Education level: All Levels
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Bulling Policy
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The aims of this school policy are to ensure that procedures are in place to deal with bullying in school or off site. It outlines the delivery of anti-bullying lessons as part of the PSHE programme and the promotion of anti-bullying initiatives in school and sets out the sanctions in place for any member of the school community who is involved in bullying.

The policy is provided in Word format so that it can be supplemented with information specific to your school.

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  • Word Bullying Policy
Resource type: POLICIES Education level: All Levels
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Drugs Policy
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This policy is designed as a template for your school to use as a basis for your own school alcohol policy.

This policy applies to pupils, staff, parents/carers and visitors. It applies on the school site, and also applies to pupils and staff when off-site. This includes when the staff are acting in loco parentis, for example during school visits or residentials.

The policy also affects the use of school premises after normal school hours. Organisers of any after-school events should be made aware of the policy and their responsibility to implement it.

The policy is provided in Word format, so it can be modified to suit your own school.

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  • Word Drugs Policy
Resource type: POLICIES Education level: All Levels
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Extremism and Anti-Radicalisation Policy
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This policy supports the PREVENT duty for schools as part of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act (2015).

The policy should be used as part of the overall safeguarding policy and it supports and complements the ‘British Values set out in the Department of Education guidance, ‘Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools’

The policy is provided in Word format, so it can be modified to suit your own school.

Resource type: POLICIES Education level: All Levels
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FGM Policy
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This template policy sets out the actions the school will undertake to protect students and ensure that they are informed about FGM.

This policy also acts as a guide for staff in understanding how to spot signs of FGM in order to protect pupils.

This resource is provided in Microsoft Word to allow it to be adapted and made specific to your school.

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  • Word FGM Policy
Resource type: POLICIES Education level: All Levels
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Mental Well-being Policy
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The mental well-being policy focuses on the well-being of pupils, however, recognition is also given to the importance of the well-being of staff.

This policy is designed as a template for your school to use as a basis for your own school mental well-being policy and is provided in Word format, so it can be modified to suit your own school.

The policy aims to ensure that the school promotes mental well-being and all students have the right to access services if they need further support.

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  • Word Mental Well-being Policy
Resource type: POLICIES Education level: All Levels
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Safeguarding Policy
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This model policy has been designed to be easily adapted by headteachers and boards of trustees/governing bodies to help develop a comprehensive safeguarding policy your own school.

The Safeguarding Policy has various links with the wider Safeguarding agenda and staff and trustees/governors should always be aware of the impact this policy has on other, related issues. These links are outlined within the policy document.

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  • Word Safeguarding Policy
Resource type: POLICIES Education level: All Levels
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Sexting Policy
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The policy is provided in Word format, so it can be modified to suit your own school.

This sexting policy for schools aims to ensure that the school has procedures in place to deal with any sexting incident in school and/or the local community if pupils’ welfare is at risk. It also provides information for staff on how to search, confiscate and remove any inappropriate or indecent image a pupil may have on their mobile device. Overall, the policy is designed to ensure resilience for the school in light of any sexting incident including ways to support students and parents/carers.

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  • Word Sexting Policy
Resource type: POLICIES Education level: All Levels
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Acceptable Usage Policy for Primary Pupils and Parents
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This document is an Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) suitable for primary school pupils and parents. Young people need to understand the basic rules for using ICT in school and for school purposes, which is where the AUP comes in. The document can be used as is, or it can be adapted for your own use. It covers the use of school IT systems, email and social media, privacy, Data Protection, use of images and more.

Resource type: ACCEPTABLE USE POLICIES Education level: Primary
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Acceptable Usage Policy for Staff
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Every school needs to have an Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) for their staff and other stakeholders. This document is suitable for use by staff, support staff, governors, visitors, wider stakeholders with access and external contractors. It encourages responsibility for e-safety and clearly outlines how ICT can be used safely in and out of school.

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Resource type: ACCEPTABLE USE POLICIES Education level: All Levels
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Acceptable Usage Policy for Secondary Pupils and Parents
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This Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) is suitable for secondary pupils and parents. It covers important e-safety topics and fosters an understanding of the key issues surrounding usage of ICT and the Internet in and out of school. These include use of school IT systems, email and social media, privacy, Data Protection, use of images and more. The policy can be used as it is, or adapted for your particular requirements. It encourages responsibility from parents as well as students.

Resource type: ACCEPTABLE USE POLICIES Education level: Secondary
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