Keeping Children Safe (July 2015) states that schools must have a staff code of conduct. Many schools based their code on a guidance document issued in 2009: Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults who work with Children and Young People in Education. This document was archived by the government, but was available from a couple of places, including this website, where it was the most downloaded file.
I’m pleased to say that Safer Working Practices has now been updated by the Safer Recruitment Consortium made up of NSPCC, Lucy Faithfull Foundation, National Association of Special Schools and Child Protection in Education foundation. The guidance has been brought up-to-date with all the changes to legislation and guidance, and now includes new sections on:
- Educational visits
- Personal Living accommodation inc. onsite provision
- Overnight Supervision and Examinations
- Curriculum (sensitive topics)
You can download a copy of the revised guidance here:
Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults who work with Children and Young People in Education 2015