Legal advice for independent schools dealing with safeguarding and child protection

The safety and wellbeing of pupils is a fundamental responsibility for schools. We understand the pressures and challenges which arise in this area – whether in SEN, admissions, disciplinary procedures or allegations of abuse by staff or other pupils. We can help you navigate the legal and regulatory requirements and, when necessary, support your DSL, Head and Governors in liaising with the LADO and any necessary referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service or the Teaching Regulation Agency. 

We have offices in London, Richmond, Woking, Southampton, Guildford and Lymington and can offer specialist support locally and nationally. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the team to discuss how we can help you.