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Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance

Last updated by charlotte.lang@essex.gov.uk on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) has published two new guidance documents for schools and colleges in England on keeping children safe in education, which will come into effect on 3 September 2018. Schools and colleges must continue to have regard to Keeping children safe in education 2016 until this point. Sections of the guidance, including those relating to multi-agency working and information sharing, will be updated again when the new Working together to safeguard children statutory guidance is published.

Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges (PDF)

Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges. Part 1: information for all school and college staff (PDF)

NSPCC : Key updates to statutory guidance for schools in England