This statutory guidance should be ready and followed by:
- governing bodies of maintained schools (including maintained nursery schools) and colleges;
- proprietors of independent schools (including academies, free schools and alternative provision academies) and non-maintained special schools. In the case of academie, free schools and alternative provision acadmies, the proprietor will be the academy trust; and
- management committees of pupil referral units (PRUs).
The above persons should ensure that all staff in their school or college read at least Part one of this guidance.
What this guidance replaces
This guidance replaces Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2016