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Keeping children safe toolkit

Thank you for your interest in Keeping Children Safe

If you would like to speak with someone about an issue you are having please call 0370 270 6000 and ask for the education team. In the meantime we've put together some useful resources to provide you with an overview of the new guidance and other some other information that will help you navigate your way around it.

Keeping children safe online resources

Guidance - Keeping Children Safe

Keeping Children Safe sets out the responsibilities of all schools and colleges in England to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Use the link to access the guidance.

Q&A - Keeping Children Safe in Education overview

Dai Durbridge explains the key changes and suggests some next steps for you and your school.

Top tips - Keeping Children Safe in Education

Our top tips ensure you understand the requirements of Keeping Children Safe and can navigate your way around the trickier parts.

Guidance - DBS checks for academy governors

Safeguarding duties are generally the same for maintained schools and academies, but there are some important differences when it comes to carrying out Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks on governors. Read our guidance to find out more.

Safeguarding inspection guidance from Ofsted

Keeping children safe training videos

The Department for Education (DfE) has now published the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance which replaces the outdated 2007 Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education guidance. Katie talks about the key changes for schools.

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Legal updates

be connected newsletter for education - September 2021

In this edition we provide you with the latest in legal updates, news and insight from the sector.


Legal updates

Updated guidance on Covid-19 vaccination: 12 to 15 year olds

On 13 September the Department of Health and Social Care announced that young people aged 12 to 15 are to be offered a Covid-19 vaccine. People aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, following advice from the four UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs).


Legal updates

HR and employment Covid-19 FAQs for schools and academies - September 2021

With many Covid-19 restrictions now removed we have prepared a new set of employment/HR related FAQs to support schools and academies for the new academic year commencing in September 2021.


Grades without exams: explore practical challenges when preparing for grade appeals

In the final of our three-part ‘Grades without Exams’ webinar series, we explored practical challenges when preparing for grade appeals and managing data requests.