About specific safeguarding issues
The Department for Education provides statutory guidance for schools and colleges, entitled Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE). This guidance identifies a number of specific safeguarding issues, signposting to expert and professional organisations.
In our day-to-day work safeguarding children, it is important that we know how to act in the event of a specific safeguarding issue or concern, including making a referral to safeguard any pupil and knowing how to access support for pupils and their families.
These pages give guidance for practitioners working with vulnerable pupils at risk of or experiencing specific safeguarding issues and strengthens and enhances the advice in KCSIE. These pages also provide information on local pathways.