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keeping children safe out today

3 April 2014

Keeping children safe in education – the new statutory guidance that replaces Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education – came out today.

The main point to report is the guidance is pretty good. It’s twice the size of the draft upon which we were consulted, covers key areas that did not appear in the draft and gives a good level of detail.

It’s still a bit light on work placements and host families and I would have like to have seen a bit more information on DBS checks for contractors. Interestingly – and sensibly – it pulls in managing allegations against staff into part 4, effectively meaning that all key safeguarding guidance is in one place.

This guidance is in force immediately, so take the time to read it and get to grips with it as soon as you can.

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