This lesson will cover important policy-shaping legislation over the years: The Children Act 1989 and the subsequent update in 2004, Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, Children and Social Work Act 2017, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, and Keeping Children Safe In Education 2019. It will also provide information about organisational responsibility and policy formation.

Key safeguarding legislation and 5 mandatory policies.

A few key points to the legislative impact are represented below by an image with accompanying text underneath. Slowly drag the selector to the right until you have read and familiarised yourself with these points:


Select the arrows to the left of each piece of legislation in the accordion below to reveal and learn how each of these regulations impact the safeguarding procedures and practices in your workplace:


Mandatory Safeguarding Policies


Every school and organisation working with children must have an overarching safeguarding policy that is the key document that helps staff understand what they need to know in order to keep children safe and how to respond when they are concerned. This will include links to the following policies although this list is not exhaustive:
  1. Safeguarding
  2. E Safety
  3. Bullying
  4. Child Protection
  5. Health and Safety
The following graphic contains a number of images and corresponding mandatory safeguarding policies expected of every organisation working with children in any capacity. Click the “turn” button at the bottom centre of the image card to reveal the information. Then proceed through the remaining safeguarding policies by selecting the blue arrow at the bottom right of each card:



The following section contains a number of questions to provide you with a quick knowledge test to help you retain the information from this module. After answering the question proceed through the remaining questions by selecting the blue arrow at the bottom right of each set of answers:


Upon completion of this module’s material above, select the “mark complete” or “next module” button below to record your progress. This will save your place and your work on the course thus far and will enable you to complete the assessment at the end of the course.