Thank you for visiting the CSCBs Safeguarding in Education Toolkit page.  The aim of this page is to provide information to Education Providers in Croydon in a quick and accessible format.  This page has been designed to concentrate on key themes that may impact on the lives of children and young people attending Nursery, Primary, Secondary, specialist and Post-16 provision, in both the state-funded and independent sectors.

LOCAL (Croydon/London specific) Guidance and information Documents (Click the Images to Access the Documents)


Croydon Referral and Report Templates

You can contact the Education Safeguarding Officer for help and advice.

PLEASE NOTE: She is NOT a referral route. If you need to make a referral, please contact SPOC or if you are unable to get through, email and request a call back from a social worker.

Croydon Model Policies

Government Guidance – Education Safeguarding Must Reads (Click on the image to access the document)



Calling the Police

Following a Coroners hearing in the South West, the Coroner asked that guidance on calling 999 for an ambulance be shared with all educational establishments. The aim of the guidance is to help and support education staff when calling 999 in order to achieve an appropriate and timely response. Please distribute and display appropriately within your education setting.

Are you concerned a child may be in immediate Danger – guidance on calling 999 available by clicking this image.

Have you considered a defibulator at your setting?

Training is not required to use a machine. If you would like further information on this please contact:

Emotional Health & Wellbeing Referrals

Please use the following link to make a referral:


Remember you can access a number of free, face to face and online courses for Safeguarding via our Learning & Development pages.

For free on-line courses, available 24/7 please follow this link:On-line Learning Link

Annual Education Safeguarding Audit

The 2020/21 Audit is now live. Please click on this link to access the audit which needs to be completed in one sitting.

If you have any queries or would like a word version to annotate before completing, please email your request to

Taking Action Against Sexual Abuse in Schools and Colleges

As you will be aware, I have been developing a handbook to help school’s and colleges in responding to the OFSTED review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges. Below you will find a handbook containing useful  information along with resource links, surveys, a model peer on peer abuse policy and more. There is also a set of slides for you to share with whole school/college staff to develop their understanding and subject knowledge.

Staff sexual abuse in schools training slides

Taking Action – Croydon’s response to sexual abuse in schools

To report an incident of sexual harassment, harmful sexual behaviour, sexual violence or peer on peer abuse, email to notify the Local Authority. Use this form and complete the information requested. This is also a way of requesting additional advice with managing the incident.

Other Useful Resources

We have a host of relevant links and resources on our other pages, specific to professionals, parents and children. Please check them out.

If you would like to share resources or would like us to provide information on a key theme that isn’t listed, please email:

NHS South London
Met Police
NHS Croydon Health Services
NHS Croydon Clinical
Safer London