The Department for Education has published updated statutory guidance for schools and colleges on keeping children safe in education. This guidance should be read alongside statutory guidance ‘Working together to safeguard children’ and departmental advice ‘What to do if you are worried a child is being abused: Advice for practitioners’. All substantive changes from the


The Department of Education has published updated statutory guidance for local authorities in England on identifying children missing education. This guidance replaces the January 2015 version and will next be reviewed by September 2019.


The updated statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016)’ will come into force for schools in England on 5 September 2016. The NSPCC has published a summary of key changes to the guidance. The summary can be found here.