Keeping children safe in education

Source: Department for Education
Date: 17 June 2020

The Department for Education (DfE) has published updated statutory guidance for schools and colleges in England on safeguarding children and safer recruitment. Keeping children safe in education (from 1 September 2020) is for information only and does not come into force until 1 September 2020.

Read the guidance: Keeping children safe in education

Coronavirus: child poverty

Source: Children’s Commissioner for England 

Date: 04 June 2020

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a blog commenting on the recent analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on the poverty impact of the coronavirus crisis since the pandemic began, which estimates that the number of children newly pushed into poverty is likely to be 300,000 at the end of 2020.

Read the blog: Children should not bear the burden of the pandemic recession
Read the press release: 1.1 million more people face poverty at end of 2020 as a result of coronavirus pandemic, finds IPPR​​​​​​​