When working within education and working with pupils, we must recognise the important relationship between safeguarding concerns and mental health and wellbeing.

To distinguish what actions we must take to support mental health and wellbeing, we must first understand current guidance and see where we are at present.

Within education, we follow Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE). The current 2020 version was updated at the beginning of 2021 although a full update is expected in September 2021. There are several changes in this document that relate to mental health and wellbeing, and everyone working within education must understand how these impact their responsibilities.

This thought-provoking course explores the relationship between mental and safeguarding and will support you in implementing changes throughout your setting.

Aims and outcomes

  • Understand the core changes to the new KCSiE guidance around mental health and safeguarding.
  • Identify what staff need to know about indicators of mental health concerns.
  • Recognise the risk factors connected with mental health issues.
  • Develop effective systems to support pupils and their mental health where there are safeguarding concerns.

Course content

  • Unit 1: KCSiE guidance and mental health
  • Unit 2: Indicators of mental health concerns


Ella is an independent NSPCC Accredited Safeguarding Consultant who worked in education for 14 years and was the Director of Safeguarding. Ella provides bespoke safeguarding training and advice and guidance to schools and other settings. Ella...