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Policies, procedures & guidance

The updated policies, procedures & guidance for Sheffield education settings will be added in early September 2018. This includes some new documents, please ensure you read and implement them in your setting as appropriate.

Ofsted have confirmed that any Sheffield education setting can adopt the safeguarding policies and procedures on this website. The Local Authority is responsible for ensuring that they are accurate and updated annually. The policies and procedures below include up to date local and national legislation and guidance and together make a safeguarding or child protection policy for your setting.

The key pieces of national and local safeguarding children guidance can be found on the right side of this page.

The setting should:

  • Download the documents into a folder
  • Complete the document 'A Safeguarding Children Policy Frontsheet' in the Toolkit
  • Include your examples of implementing safeguarding in the curriculum and wider activities
  • Add related policies, for example: attendance, behaviour, bullying, health and safety, equality and diversity
  • Ensure all staff have accessed and understood these policies
  • Make this folder available to parents and carers
  • Include a link to this section on your school website Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures 2017-18:

Summary of changes:

Full set of policies & procedures (not including the documents above updated April 18):




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