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Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education, April 2014 is the new Statutory guidance on Safeguarding for schools and colleges, in England. It replaces Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education (December 2006) and should be read in conjunction with Working Together to safeguard Children 2013.

The main sections of the guidance are:

Part one – Safeguarding information for all staff :

  • What school and college staff should know and do
  • Types of abuse and neglect
  • Specific safeguarding issues

Part two – The management of safeguarding :

  • The responsibility of governing bodies and proprietors

Part three – Safer recruitment :

  • Recruitment, selection and pre-employment vetting
  • Types of check
  • Pre-appointment checks

Part four – Allegations of abuse made against teachers and other staff:

  • Duties as an employer and an employee
  • Initial considerations
  • Supporting those involved
  • Managing the situation and exit arrangements
  • Specific actions