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General Guidance Documents and Useful Links

Keeping children safe in education

KCSIE 2023
KCSIE 2023 Part one


Working Together to Safeguard Children

working together 2023


What to do if you are worried a child is being abused

What to do if youre worried a child is being abused

Information Sharing- Advice for practitioners

information sharing 2018


Government's Prevent duty guidance for England and Wales

prevent duty


Use of reasonable force in schools

Use of resonable force

Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation




Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation

FGM mandatory reporting

Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings



Non-statutory guidance:
Sharing nudes and semi-nudes: advice for education settings working with children and young people

Sharing nudes

Parental responsibility: guide for schools and local authorities

Parental Responsibility

Child sexual exploitation - Definition and a guide for practitioners

CSE guidance


Children missing education (CME) - Statutory guidance for local authorities

cme guidance

Teaching online safety in schools

teaching online safety

Searching, screening and confiscation at school



Guidance for local authorities and schools about children educated at home

elective home education


Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: county lines

county lines


London Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP):  

London Safeguarding Children Procedures and Practice Guidance

London Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) Threshold Document

London thresholds

Virtual School

Promoting the education of looked-after children and previously looked-after children



Virtual School

The Designated Teacher for looked after and previously looked-after children - Roles and responsibilities

The designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children


Virtual School

Promoting the education of children with a social worker: virtual school head role extension

Promoting the education of children with a social worker