Statutory Guidance

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Revised Working Together published

Revised statutory guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard children has been published by the Government. The revised Working Together to Saf...
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Updated guidance on keeping children safe in education

The Department for Education has updated its statutory guidance for schools, Keeping children safe in education. The guidance sets out the le...
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Guidance on homeless 16 and 17 year olds published

New government guidance has been published on the duties of children’s services and housing services to provide accommodation for 16 and 17 year old...
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Corporate parenting principles for looked-after children guidance published

New guidance for local authorities has been published on ‘Applying corporate parenting principles to looked-after children and care leavers’. The ...
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Designated teacher for looked-after children – updated guidance

The Department for Education has updated its guidance on designated teachers for looked-after children. The guidance now applies to academies and to c...
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Consultation on changes to Working Together closes

The Government’s consultation on proposed changes to Working Together to Safeguard Children has now closed and a -->
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Teenage pregnancy prevention framework published

Public Health England and the Local Government Association have published a Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Framework, with the aim of supporting young p...
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Advice on safeguarding children returning to the UK from Syria

The Department for Education and the Home Office have produced guidance on safeguarding British children who have travelled to Syria and are now retur...
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New NICE guideline on responding to child abuse and neglect

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new guidance aimed at professionals who come into contact with children, an...