The Education Act 2002

Following on from the Act’s introduction in 1996, the 2002 renewal set out requirements for schools, nurseries, and further education providers that would lay out the groundwork for safeguarding the welfare of children.  It requires anyone working with children to share their concerns when it relates to a child’s safety and wellbeing.

The Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Act 2021 applied these guidelines to academies and independent training providers.