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7 Mar 2017

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.

Such documents include details of past pupils and staff, current and past policies relating to safeguarding, details of any allegations or knowledge of individuals who had been suspected of child abuse and any correspondence from any internal investigations. You need to review your archive. It may also be helpful for you to maintain a record of your schools’ past insurers. We would encourage all schools regardless of whether you are aware of any issues arising to ensure that documentation is in order in case of a need to respond to any calls for evidence.

6 Jul 2017 Safeguarding

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.

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7 Jun 2017 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update June 2017

Safeguarding checklist

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4 May 2017 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update May 2017

NSPCC online safety

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4 Apr 2017 Safeguarding

Safeguarding - update April 2017

Consultation on allowing schools to hold spare adrenaline auto-injectors

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20 Jan 2017

Counter-extremism policy in English schools

Briefing paper from the House of Commons

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1 Sep 2016

Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges from the DfE

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1 Jul 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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