Are you aware of the latest Department for Education’s safeguarding guidance?
Emma Hardy MP and Jess Phillips MP have written to all headteachers in England to raise awareness of the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education‘ report, which was redrafted following the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into sexual violence in schools.
A survey conducted by Teacher Tapp has found that the level of awareness amongst teachers of the guidance, specifically on how to handle an allegation of sexual assault committed by one student upon another (regardless of whether or not it took place on school grounds), is very low.
We’re asking you to:
- Read the updated guidance
- Share this email with your Headteacher and Safeguarding Lead(s)Source: UK Parliament