In March 2015, the Department for Education (DfE) issued an update to its Statutory Guidance “Keeping Children Safe.
This guidance needs reading in conjunction with 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' (available to download below).
Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges (September 2016) (PDF 829kb opens in a new window)
Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part 1) (September 2016) (PDF 330kb opens in a new window)
Working Together to Safeguard Children - A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Working Together to Safeguard Children (PDF 1.0mb opens in a new window)
Regulated Activity in Relation to Children (PDF 232kb opens in a new window)
All staff have responsibilities to ensure the Safeguarding of children and the Code of Conduct below is aimed to:
- help all staff establish safe and responsive learning environments which safeguard children
- reduce the risk of adults being unjustly accused of unprofessional or abusive conduct
- help staff to work safely to protect pupils and themselves
- ensure that all staff are aware of what is regarded as appropriate or inappropriate conduct and practice
- support the School managers in setting clear expectations for all staff.
School Staff Volunteer Code of Conduct - July 2015 (PDF 122kb opens in a new window)
This update requires schools which provide care for pupils under the age of 8, to ensure that staff and volunteers working in these settings are not disqualified from doing so under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.
Childcare Disqualification Declaration
Included within the Keeping Children Safe Guidance, schools are required to provide care of pupils under the age of 8 to ensure that staff and volunteers working in these settings are not disqualified from doing so under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.
GOV.UK - The Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009
A person may be disqualified through:
- having certain orders or other restrictions placed upon them
- having committed certain offences
- living in the same household as someone who is disqualified by virtue of 1 or 2 above (this is known as disqualification by association)
Below is the form which needs to be completed by all staff on the supply register who may be required to work within a primary school setting.
Childcare Disqualification Declaration Form (PDF 36kb opens in a new window)
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