Revised Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance to come into force from 3 September
September 6, 2018
From September 3 2018, a revised edition of Keeping Children Safe in Education will come into effect. The guidance outlines what schools and colleges must take into account to safeguard and promote children’s welfare. This document is statutory guidance that schools must follow and is essential for ensuring that safeguarding arrangements are compliant with the law. Those governing and senior leaders, particularly the designated safeguarding lead and governor/trustee responsible for safeguarding, should read this document carefully and ensure that the schools’ child protection policies and procedures are up to date. The governing board should also gain assurances from the senior leadership team that “all staff in their school or college read at least Part one of the guidance”.