Keeping children safe in education - August 2014
ISC met with DfE over the summer to explore a number of inconsistencies raised by Keeping Children Safe in Education. Also see updates on Ebola and FGM.
Keeping Children Safe in Education
ISC met with DfE over the summer to explore a number of inconsistencies raised by “Keeping Children Safe in Education”. One of the more pressing issues related to checks on host families, and we were successful in obtaining written confirmation from DfE that there has been no legal or policy change in this area.
KCSiE is now fully in force for independent schools in England and inspections will be carried out on this basis.
ISC has been contacted by a handful of schools seeking guidance on dealing with students returning from or visiting West African countries affected by the current outbreak of Ebola.
ISC has been directing schools to the specific Ebola guidance and risk assessment published by Public Health England which is specifically for use in educational, childcare and young persons’ settings. There is also further Ebola information and FAQs on the gov.uk website. Schools with particular queries can contact their local Health Protection Team.
The Home Office and DfE have published updated guidelines to support and assist frontline professionals, such as teachers, health professionals, police officers and social workers, in safeguarding children and protecting adults from the abuses associated with FGM. The guidance can be viewed 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