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Duty of care to children and young people guideline

All Department for Education staff owe a duty to take reasonable care to protect those children and/or young people in their care and control from a reasonably foreseeable risk of harm.

The standard of care required can vary depending on an individual staff member’s position with respect to their level of control and direction over those children in their care or with whom they are engaged.

Duty of care to children and young people guideline (staff login required).

Duty of care to children and young people policy (staff login required).

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