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Safer working practice in education

Last updated on 23 July 2020

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

This document is an update by the Safer Recruitment Consortium of a document previously published for schools by DfES. It was initially issued as those working with children had expressed concern about their vulnerability and requested clearer advice about what constitutes illegal behaviour and what might be considered as misconduct. Education staff asked for practical guidance about which behaviours constitute safe practice and which behaviours should be avoided. This safe working practice document is NOT statutory guidance from the DfE; it is for employers, local authorities and/or LSCBs to decide whether to use this as the basis for their code of conduct / staff behaviour guidelines.

The Guidance for Safer Working Practice can be found on their website: 

Safer Recruitment Consortium

First published 23 July 2020 - Last updated on 23 July 2020