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2 Sep 2015

Goddard Inquiry

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.

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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