National Safeguarding Guidance for Education Settings
Education settings are required to comply with national guidance and legislation. This includes:
- Working Together to Safeguard Children outlines what individuals, organisations and agencies must do to protect children from harm and promote their welfare.
- Keeping Children Safe in Education is statutory guidance for all staff working in schools and colleges which outlines their responsibilities to provide a safe environment in which children can learn. This guidance was last updated in June 2023 and applies from 1 September 2023.
- Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework outlines the standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5. This Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework is mandatory for all group and school-based early years providers1 in England from 4 January 2024.
KELSI is an online resource for education professionals in Kent. Provided by Kent County Council. You can provide information related to child protection and safeguarding here Child protection and safeguarding - KELSI. Information can also be found on the Kent Safeguarding Children’s Multi-agency Partnership Home - Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-Agency Partnership (kscmp.org.uk)