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.
Safeguarding - update July 2017
Information on the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA), the children and social work act 2017 and automated external defibrillators guidance.Read More
Safeguarding - update June 2017
Safeguarding checklistRead More
Safeguarding - update May 2017
NSPCC online safetyRead More
Safeguarding - update April 2017
Consultation on allowing schools to hold spare adrenaline auto-injectorsRead More
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
The Inquiry continues and all schools need to ensure that you are prepared by conducting an internal review of all documentation to ensure that there is access to any information which may be relevant for the inquiry.Read More
Counter-extremism policy in English schools
Briefing paper from the House of CommonsDownload
Keeping children safe in education
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges from the DfEDownload
Identification Checking Guidelines
Information from the Disclosure and Barring Service on the changes to the list of documents the applicant must provide.Download