This page contains links and guidance that could be useful for professionals working with children and young people within a school or college environment. We would like to thank Babcock LDP for their support in passing some of this information to us.

This page is under development.

Babcock LDP education, support and improvement website


The Local Authority conducts a schools audit of compliance against Section 157/175 Education Act 2002, to understand school safeguarding practice and processes and gain assurance that schools are meeting their legal responsibilities. This analysis of the self-audit returns from schools (maintained, Academies, Free & Independent) summarises the strengths and weaknesses of safeguarding practice in Devon schools and highlights those areas of practice where schools indicate that additional support/training is required. Click here for the full report

Safeguarding Forum Summer 2014.  Click here to view PowerPoint

Safeguarding our children – reflections from a newly appointed Governor, article by David Taylor

Presentation to Governors, by David Taylor


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Inspecting Safeguarding in maintained schools and academies, Ofsted, September 2015

Latest guidance from the DfE on Safeguarding – current

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults – Ofsted, February 2015


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Elective Home Education

Children in Employment and Entertainment

Children Missing Education Procedures and Protocols – Appendices

Children Missing Education Procedures and Protocols – report