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2 Oct 2015

Female Genital Mutilation (duty to report)

Keeping Children Safe in Education has been updated to include information on the new duty

The most recent version of Keeping Children Safe in Education has been updated to include information on the new duty, under the Serious Crime Act 2015, for certain professionals (including teachers) to notify the police when they discover that FGM appears to have been carried out on a girl under 18. The duty came into force on 1 October.

The Act specifies that discovering an act of FGM includes: where a girl informs a teacher that an act of female genital mutilation (however described) has been carried out on her; or where a teacher observes physical signs on the girl appearing to show that an act of female genital mutilation has been carried out on her, and the teacher has no reason to believe that the act was, or was part of, a surgical operation.

The Home Office has published a series of factsheets on the protection of children and miscellaneous sections of the Serious Crime Act, which includes a factsheet on FGM.

2 Dec 2016 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update December 2016

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), Code for Sports Governance

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6 Oct 2016 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update October 2016

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE), KCSiE and host families, Sexual harassment and sexual violence, Online quiz on KCSiE by Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV), New sexting guidance, Photography and sharing images

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6 Sep 2016 Safeguarding

Keeping children safe in education – revised statutory guidance

The Department of Education has published revised guidance on safeguarding duties.

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3 Sep 2016 Safeguarding

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE)

The KCSiE statutory guidance will be effective from 5 September 2016.

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17 Aug 2016 Safeguarding

Reporting and Acting on Child Abuse and Neglect Consultation

The government has launched a public consultation

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1 Aug 2014

Identification Checking Guidelines

Information from the Disclosure and Barring Service on the changes to the list of documents the applicant must provide.

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