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.’

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

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