Services for children

Statutory safeguarding guidance

Statutory guidance is issued by law; schools must follow it unless there’s a good reason not to.

Keeping children safe in education 2016 (GOV.UK)
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment. All staff in schools should read part 1 of this guidance. It sets out what all schools must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18.

Working together to safeguard children Feb 2017 (GOV.UK)
Statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This guidance is for all schools and local authorities. It sets out how organisations and individuals should work together and how practitioners should conduct the assessment of children.

Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 June 2016 (GOV.UK)
Statutory guidance for schools about the employment of staff disqualified from childcare.

Supervision of activity with children September 2012 (GOV.UK)
Statutory guidance on supervising the activities of workers and volunteers with children.

Advice

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused March 2015 (GOV.UK)
Safeguarding practitioners: information sharing advice March 2015 (GOV.UK)
Departmental advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers. This advice is for front-line practitioners and senior managers providing services to children, young people, parents and carers.

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Last updated: 18 Jul 2017