Important Updates to Government Guidance

Keeping children safe in Education – Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment. A reminder that this document has been updated.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What has changed – 9 September – The government has announced new measures to suppress the virus and keep the number of infections down.

Public Health England launches new Every Mind Matters campaign – Mental health campaign supports the wellbeing of children, young people and their parents.

COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities – Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings. Amended to reflect up coming changes to rules on social gathering.

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Added ‘What to do if a child is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)’.

Early years foundation stage (EYFS): coronavirus disapplications – To support early years providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the government temporarily disapplied and modified certain elements of the EYFS statutory framework.