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DfE Keeping children safe in education

The Department for Education (DfE) updates the 'Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges' annually in September. This guidance sets out the legal duties which schools and colleges should comply with. It should be read alongside the statutory guidance 'Working together to safeguard children', and departmental advice 'What to do if you are worried a child is being abused: Advice for practitioners'.

Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges - This is the current guidance and framework for safeguarding in your school or college.

Keeping children safe in education: for school and college staff (part 1) – The DfE will update this guidance intermittently, and this has been available since 2016. It contains safeguarding information for all staff in schools and colleges and contains additional information on specific safeguarding issues (female genital mutilation, exploitation, county lines). This guidance is recommended for use as a training document and can support any training delivered out in the school or college. This guidance helps staff have a clearer understanding of contextual safeguarding.




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