The government’s Contingency Framework, updated 1st January 2021 says, ‘Schools and FE providers (ideally led by the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) or a deputy) should review their child protection policy so that it reflects the local restrictions and remains effective. In some cases, a coronavirus (COVID-19) annex or addendum that summarises any key local restriction related changes might be more effective than re-writing and re-issuing the whole policy. It will be important that all staff working in the school or FE provider are aware of the revised policy.’ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-contingency-framework-for-education-and-childcare-settings/contingency-framework-education-and-childcare-settings-excluding-universities#safeguarding-and-designated-safeguarding-leads

Safeguarding.Pro member Louis Donald, Trust Safeguarding Manager at the Stowe Valley MAT, has produced a draft addendum that he is happy to share: Temporary policy statement addendum for school safeguarding policies that capture the 4th-18th Jan remote learning period
https://safeguarding.pro/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/covidpolicySG.docx

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