The Goddard inquiry was launched at the beginning of July.
The inquiry will investigate whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse in England and Wales.
Judge Goddard makes very clear in her opening statement the importance of retaining records. She has written to institutions including local authorities and religious organisations on the subject of retaining records but she has confirmed that the content of those letters should be taken to apply to all institutions that have had responsibility for the care of children. A copy of the full opening statement, the executive summary and key announcements can be found by clicking here.
Keeping children safe in education – revised statutory guidance
The Department of Education has published revised guidance on safeguarding duties.Read More
Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE)
The KCSiE statutory guidance will be effective from 5 September 2016.Read More
Reporting and Acting on Child Abuse and Neglect Consultation
The government has launched a public consultationRead More
Revised Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance
The Department of Education has published revised guidance on safeguarding duties, which will be live from 5 September 2016.Read More
Independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (known as the ‘Goddard Inquiry’)
Professor Alexis Jay has been appointed as the fourth Chairperson following Justice Goddard’s resignation.Read More
Identification Checking Guidelines
Information from the Disclosure and Barring Service on the changes to the list of documents the applicant must provide.Download