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Government Statutory Guidance for Schools

Radicalisation and The Prevent Duty

The Department for Education has issued new advice and social media guidance to schools and childcare providers to help them keep children safe and protect them from the risk of radicalisation and extremism. See the DfE news story or follow the links below to download the offical guidance documents:

Protecting Children From Radicalisation: The Prevent Duty - DfE advice for schools and childcare providers on preventing children and young people from being drawn into terrorism.

Guidance on The Use Of Social Media For Online Radicalisation - DfE guide for schools on how terrorist groups such as ISIL use social media to encourage travel to places such as Syria and Iraq.

Key statutory guidance for schools and early years settings 

This statutory guidance sets out what schools and colleges must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18.It applies to all schools and is aimed at headteachers, teachers, education staff, governing bodies and proprietors. 

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused: Advice for Practitioners 2015 - for all professionals working with children, including Early Years.

Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) 2014 - see Section 3 for Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements.

Information Sharing Advice for Safeguarding Practitioners (2015) - know when it's ok to share information about a child with other professionals.

Statutory Guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education

Working Together To Safeguard Children 2023 - for all professionals working with children.

Last updated: 11 January 2024

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