Why Are Schools So Important?
School staff are particularly important, as they are in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children, promote children’s welfare and prevent concerns from escalating.
All staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.
All staff should be prepared to identify children who may benefit from early help. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years.
Part one of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)
Further information on child criminal and sexual exploitation
Guidance on responding to peer-on-peer abuse, including sexual harassment
Additional guidance on online safety, including remote education
A new section on responding to low-level concerns and allegations.
Working Well with Children and Families