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This statutory guidance from the Department sets out the responsibilities of all local authorities, schools and further education (FE) colleges in England to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. It sets out recruitment best practice, some underpinned by legislation, for the school, local authority, and FE education sectors.
This document is currently being considered for review and a public consultation.
Local authorities in their education functions, pupil referral units, governing bodies and headteachers of maintained schools (including aided and foundation schools), governing bodies and headteachers of non-maintained special schools, proprietors and headteachers of independent schools (including academies, Free Schools and city technology colleges), and corporations and principals of FE colleges (including sixth-form colleges).
It should also be read by staff within those organisations that have a lead responsibility for safeguarding children and/or for the recruitment and selection of staff or the management of staff. It also provides recruitment best practice guidance for supply agencies providing staff to the education sector, and for contractors working in the education sector.
All schools should protect children and promote their welfare by:
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This is statutory guidance from the Department which sets out the responsibilities of all local authorities, schools and Further Education (FE) colleges in England to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
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