Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education

This guidance applies to all schools and is for:

  • headteachers, teachers and education staff
  • governing bodies, proprietors and management committees

It sets out what schools and colleges must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18.

All staff in schools and colleges should read part 1 of this guidance. This part is also available here as a standalone document.

The document on regulated activity describes work that a barred person must not do.

We have also published guidance on ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006

The guidance dated 5 September 2016 is for information only. Until 5 September 2016, schools and colleges must continue to use the current statutory guidance dated July 2015.


Published: 09/06/2016, by Sam Henson
Last Updated: 09/06/2016, by Sam Henson