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

Caption: Contents list


What is the status of this guidance?
About this guidance
Who this guidance is for

Part one: Safeguarding information for all staff

What school and college staff should know and do

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, including supply teachers and volunteers

Duties as an employer and an employee
Initial considerations
Supporting those involved
Managing the situation and exit arrangements

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


Annex A: Further safeguarding 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 2019