The Department for Education (DfE) has published Keeping children safe in education 2021 statutory guidance for schools and colleges in England.

The revised guidance comes into force on 1 September 2021 and replaces Keeping children safe in education 2020 (updated January 2021).

There are substantive changes, outlined in Annexe G, covering areas including:

  • child on child sexual violence and sexual harassment
  • safeguarding information for all staff
  • the management of safeguarding
  • safer recruitment; and allegations made against or concerns raised about teachers.

Click here to access the updated guidance. 

The NSPCC has compiled a complete briefing on the specific changes to the guidance.

Access the NSPCC briefing here.

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