Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings – May 2019
This is a really helpful guide, taking settings through the range of requirements and practice recommendations to support a code of conduct or staff behaviour policy.
The document reflects on the principles and responsibilities behind a sound safeguarding culture, with helpful guidance on social media and other contact, overnight supervision and other standards of behaviour.
The guidance should be used to check that your staff behaviour policy is robust and is there as a point of reference should there be concerns.
Having undertaken investigations into allegations about staff, the code of conduct is the foundation against which standards of behaviour should be measured, so it is important to get this right.