Contents

Keeping Children Safe in Education, Statutory Guidance for Shools and Colleges

Summary

What is the status of this guidance?
About this guidance
Who this guidance is for
Multi-agency safeguarding transitional arrangements


Part one: Safeguarding information for all staff

What school and college staff should know and do
Indicators of abuse and neglect


Part two: The management of safeguarding

The responsibility of governing bodies, proprietors and management committees


Part three: Safer recruitment

Recruitment, selection and pre-employment vetting
Types of check


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


Part five: Child on child sexual violence and sexual harassment

Responding to reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment
The immediate response to a report
Action following a report of sexual violence and/or sexual harassment
Ongoing response


Appendices

Annex A: Further information
Annex B: Role of the designated safeguarding lead
Annex C: Online safety
Annex D: Boarding schools, residential special schools, residential colleges and children's homes
Annex E: Host families - homestay during exchange visits
Annex F: Statutory guidance - Regulated activity (children) - Supervision of activity with children which is regulated activity when unsupervised
Annex G: Disclosure and Barring Service checks
Annex H: Table of substantive changes from September 2016