Information and resources about safeguarding provided by the Schools Safeguarding Team.


Schools central record - recruitment


Early years

For more information and support with early years settings, please visit the early years website.

Runaway children


Key changes to requirements around DBS Checks

Available to download below are some briefing papers outlining some of the key changes to requirements around CRBs introduced through the Freedoms Act. Some changes need to be considered carefully in relation to how they may impact on the recruitment process and the need to continue to operate the safest possible systems.


Private fostering arrangements

A private fostering arrangement is one that is made without the involvement of the local authority for the care of a child under the age of 16 (under 18 if disabled) by someone other than a parent or close relative for 28 days or more, in the carer’s own home. Under the Children Act 1989, private foster carers and those with parental responsibility are required to notify the local authority of their intention to privately foster; or have a child privately fostered. Local Authorities must satisfy themselves of the suitability of the private foster carer and their household or accommodation. They have the power to impose requirements on the private foster carer, or if there are serious concerns about an arrangement, to prohibit it.

If you would like further information look at our public website.

Extended services

Transport Procedures


North Somerset Serious Case Review

Prevent/ Radicalisation


Allegation processes

Government guidance