Summary of the changes to England’s safeguarding guidance for schools
The Department for Education has revised the guidance Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges, following a 10 week consultation earlier this year. The guidance is currently for information only but will come into force for schools from September 2018.
The guidance has been strengthened and further clarified throughout. The key addition to the guidance is the new part (part 5) on advice for schools on responding to and supporting young victims of sexual violence and harassment.
Relevant parts of the guidance will be updated again when the statutory guidance Working together to safeguard children is published.
Our briefing highlights the main changes in the new version of Keeping children safe in education compared to the current version.