This document is the statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and the Non-Manintained Special Schools (England) Regulation 2015.
Schools and colleges must have regard to it when carrying out their dutires to safeguard and promote the welfare of children,
This means that they should comply with it unlss exceptional cirnumstances arise.
Who is this guidance for?
- governing bodies of maintained schools (including maintained nursery schools and colleges)
- proprietors of independent schools (including academies and free schools), alternative provision academies and non-maintained special schools
- management committees of pupil referral units (PRUs)