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3 Mar 2015

Supplementary Advice to KCSiE

ISC has been working closely with DfE on the supplementary advice that was published in October which caused some concern in our schools.

ISC was on the stakeholder group that provided detailed comment to DfE on how to make the guidance clearer and more closely aligned with the law. DfE has now accepted that the offence within the legislation is knowingly employing someone that is disqualified. DfE has therefore confirmed that self-declarations are simply one way in which schools can make staff aware of the legislation and are not a legal requirement. The revised guidance was published last week and whilst it is a marked improvement on the previous advice, there are still some inconsistencies and points of concern on which ISC is seeking clarification and amendment from DfE.

In the longer term, ISC will be lobbying on removing schools from the disqualification regulations altogether given that DBS checks should be sufficient to check the suitability of staff and the 'by association' aspect is only relevant to provision on domestic premises.

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.