This guidance sets out the legal duties you must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.
This guidance applies to all schools and colleges and is for:
- headteachers, teachers and staff
- governing bodies, proprietors and management committees
All school and college staff should read part 1 of this guidance.
'Keeping children safe in education 2022’ is for information only and does not come into force until 1 September 2022.
Schools and colleges must continue to use ‘Keeping children safe in education 2021’ until then.
Statutory guidance sets out what schools must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a good reason not to.