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01 July 2019

The 2019 draft documents are for information only. Schools and colleges should continue to use the 2018 documents until they are withdrawn on 2 September 2019.

This guidance applies to all schools and is for:

headteachers, teachers and staff

governing bodies, proprietors and management committees

It sets out the legal duties you must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.

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01 July 2019

The Department for Education (DfE) has published statutory guidance about how Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education should be implemented in all schools across England by 2020 (DfE, 2019a). Schools are encouraged to implement the new curriculum from September 2019.

Read more and access the NSPCC briefing.

14 December 2018

What is the legal position when it comes to videos and photographs of school events? Are schools able to impose a blanket ban?

And if you ignore the school’s policy, what legal action can they take against you? Can you also ask a picture posted on social media featuring your child to be taken down?

Here’s guidance, from a solicitor at DAS Law.

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In more simple terms; You don't have the right to share images of other people's children and you should be mindful  there will be children who will be at risk of harm if their image is shared online.

 

More on this subject can be found here 

12 September 2018

On the 6th September 2018, Ofsted updated the "Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings” handbook. This document reflects the new ‘Keeping children safe in education’ 2018 (KCSIE) guidance as well as ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 2018 and needs to be read alongside the ‘Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years’ and the individual inspection remit handbooks.

Rebecca Avery, Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) within the Education People, Education Safeguarding Team has produced a summary document which explores online safety within the updated handbook.

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