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Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, responds to the publication of the Independent National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel's report

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The Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, has responded to the publication of the Independent National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel's report following the tragic deaths of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson. Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, said:           …

How we’re supporting families in need and keeping children safe

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This week, the results of a yearlong piece of work into children’s social care has been published. We are setting out initial new measures in response to recommendations set out in Josh MacAlister’s independent review of children’s social care, which …

A year on from the launch of the Ofsted review into sexual abuse in schools and colleges

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In response to the murder of Sarah Everard, and the release of thousands of testimonies of incidents of sexual harassment via the Everyone’s Invited website, we rapidly put funding in place for the NSPCC to create a bespoke helpline to …

What we’re doing to keep vulnerable children safe and what to do if you have concerns about a child’s welfare

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The death or serious harm of any child is a tragedy and recent cases such as those of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson have shocked and appalled the nation. It is imperative in all these circumstances that we find out …

Everything you need to know about the Government’s newly launched ‘Abuse in Education’ Helpline

Sexual abuse in any form is unacceptable. Following the concerning reports provided to the Everyone’s Invited website, detailing incidents of sexual assault in schools and colleges, the Government is taking immediate steps to support to those affected and ensure all …

How schools and colleges are helping build a safer society based on respecting others and healthy relationships

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We made relationships education compulsory for all primary and secondary aged pupils for the first time from September of last year. The new relationships, sex, and health education (RSHE) curriculum has been designed to make sure young people learn about …

Delivering on the Government’s promise to provide world-class education, training and care

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Despite the unprecedented challenges the global Covid pandemic has created this year, the Department for Education has been delivering on the Government’s promise to provide world-class education, training and care for everyone, whatever their background.