As of September 2019, schools in England must follow updated statutory guidance on Keeping children safe in education (Department for Education, 2019).
The updated guidance includes information on:
- changes to local safeguarding children’s boards (LSCBs) arrangements
- changes to Ofsted framework
- the new RSE curriculum
- schools' responsibilities in recognising and responding to concerns around pupils at risk of engaging in serious crime
- information regarding ‘upskirting’.
Our briefing summarises the changes to the 2019 version of Keeping children safe in education compared to the 2018 version. Updates were made in October 2019 relating to safer recruitment.
Training for schools
All our safeguarding and child protection elearning courses for schools are up-to-date with statutory guidance across all four nations.
Department for Education (2019) Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges (PDF) London: Department for Education.