Safeguarding pupils

Keeping children safe in education, including guidance around drugs, radicalisation and gangs.

  1. Child abuse concerns: guide for practitioners

    Guidance to help practitioners identify the signs of child abuse and neglect and understand what action to take.

  2. Designated teacher for looked-after children

    Statutory guidance for local-authority-maintained schools carrying out duties for looked-after children.

  3. Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006

    Statutory guidance for schools about employing staff who have been disqualified from providing childcare.

  4. Keeping children safe in education

    Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

  5. Protecting children from radicalisation: the prevent duty

    Guidance for schools and childcare providers on preventing children and young people from being drawn into terrorism.

  6. Report teacher misconduct

    Complain about a teacher - who can complain, how to complain, report teacher misconduct, attend a teacher misconduct hearing

  7. Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges

    Advice for schools and colleges on how to prevent and respond to reports of sexual violence and harassment between children.

  8. Tell Ofsted about a serious childcare incident: online form for local authorities

    Notification form for use by local authorities to tell Ofsted about serious childcare incidents for children living at home or in care.

  9. Unregistered schools: Ofsted advice notes

    Advice notes from Sir Michael Wilshaw HMCI to the Secretary of State for Education on unregistered schools.

  10. Working together to safeguard children

    Statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.