Keeping Children Safe in Education

This statutory guidance from the Department for Education, for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment has been updated.

This guidance applies to all schools and is for:

  • headteachers, teachers and staff
  • governing bodies, proprietors and management committees

It sets out the legal duties you must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.