The Department for Education (DfE) has published updated Keeping children safe in education 2021 statutory guidance for schools and colleges in England. This guidance comes into force on 1 September 2021 and replaces Keeping children safe in education 2020 (updated January 2021).
Substantive changes, outlined in Annexe G, cover areas including: child on child sexual violence and sexual harassment; safeguarding information for all staff; the management of safeguarding; safer recruitment; and allegations made against or concerns raised in relation to teachers.
Separately, the DfE has published a summary of the responses to its consultation on proposed changes to the statutory guidance for schools and colleges in England. NSPCC Learning has published a CASPAR briefing summarising key points in the updated guidance.
Read the guidance: Keeping children safe in education
Read the consultation responses: Keeping children safe in education: proposed revisions 2021
Read the CASPAR briefing: CASPAR briefing: Keeping children safe in education 2021