This new guidance is DfE advice and so highlights best practice, but is not statutory guidance. The Statutory guidance will come when Keeping Children Safe in Education is updated in September 2018.
It contains much that is new, while remaining true to the underlying safeguarding principles of
• protecting all children from harm,
• the welfare of the child is paramount
• listening to the voice of the child.
Sexual violence and harassment between children should be considered within the wider safeguarding context of the school and be consistent with the whole school approach to peer-on-peer abuse. Continue reading