New statutory guidance for schools – what staff need to know

Keeping Children Safe in Education (April 2014) was published earlier this month as a new statutory guidance document  setting out what schools and colleges must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18. It is accompanied by an eight page quick reference document for all school and college staff .

This shorter document Keeping children safe in education: information for all school and college staff outlines the role of the educational establishment and staff in terms of safeguarding, what staff should know, what they should look out for and what they should do if they have concerns.