Disability: Children

Department for Education written question – answered on 6th December 2018.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to update the statutory guidance Safeguarding Disabled Children.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

We do not have any immediate plans to update the ‘Safeguarding disabled children’ (2009) guidance, although we will keep this under review.

The current core statutory requirements for the safeguarding of all children, including disabled children, are set out in ‘Working together to safeguard children’ (2018): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2. Social workers may still find the 2009 guidance useful in guiding their practice when working with disabled children.

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