A big focus for schools this term will be ensuring proper implementation of the updated statutory safeguarding guidance. Sam Preston considers the new requirements and offers some practical advice

Every school is unique – from the staff, students and parents, to the building and community setting. We know this, as we take on the all-important differentiation challenge every year, articulating to parents and students alike, how we are living up to our educational mission. You would never drop your institution’s logo onto another school’s curriculum strategy – and it should be the same for your safeguarding provision.

The Department for Education’s revised Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) and Working Together to Safeguard Children statutory guidance have already come into force and schools will have worked hard to incorporate the revisions into their policies and practices.

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