LGfL DigiSafe, safeguarding arm of educational not-for-profit organisation LGfL, is providing translations of key DfE document Keeping Children Safe in Education free of charge on its website, enabling schools to comply with their statutory duty to ensure all staff – including support staff – read and understand the guidance.
Updated in September 2018, Keeping Children Safe in Education gives direction for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruiting as well as setting out the legal duties schools must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18. Schools have a statutory duty to ensure that all staff – including support staff such as cleaners and catering assistants - read and understand the 14-page Part 1 of the document and comply with its recommendations.
In order to help schools conform to this duty, LGfL DigiSafe has translated the document into ten languages chosen according the National Audit Office’s top community languages as well as anecdotal evidence from schools on the languages spoken by staff. The languages covered are:
LGfL DigiSafe is LGfL’s strategic response to the complex challenges faced by schools: a Centre of Excellence dedicated to engaging and collaborating with teachers and safeguarding leads as part of its service offering.
Mark Bentley, Online Safety and Safeguarding Manager at LGfL DigiSafe commented on the initiative, “Our mission at LGfL and DigiSafe is to save schools money and help keep children safe online. By providing easy-to-access translations of Keeping Children Safe in Education free of charge on the LGfL website we believe we are fulfilling both of these missions – making it easy for all staff to read and comply to safeguarding guidance and helping schools fulfil their statutory duty.”
To access the translated documents, visit kcsietranslate.lgfl.net
For a full range of safeguarding materials and lesson resources visit digisafe.lgfl.net