Last reviewed on 16 August 2021
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From the reporting process to recording the relevant information, know where to go to find the information you need when dealing with allegations of abuse made against staff members, including those you don't directly employ.

Refer to the process set out in your child protection policy 

Use our model procedures for allegations against staff to help you update your policy in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 (KCSIE). 

Appendix 3 of the policy outlines everything you need to do and consider when responding to an allegation against a member of staff, including supply staff, volunteers and contractors, and is based on part 4 of KCSIE. 

The article above also contains a summary document to show you what we've updated and why, to help you compare your current policy with our new one side-by-side and easily make any necessary changes.

Use our template to record allegations involving staff 

There's also space to record whether you need to inform the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which you must do if the investigation results in the