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Information and Guidance on Domestic Abuse: Safeguarding Children and Young People in Wales

Schools and education settings have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under section 175 of the Education Act 2002. The guidance Safeguarding Children in Education: The role of local authorities and governing bodies under the Education Act 2002 outlines how education establishments should carry out these duties. In pursuit of this, Welsh agencies and organisations came together to pool their expertise and the guidance to Safeguarding Children in Education was published. The guidance provides advice about protecting children and young people in Wales from the potentially devastating impact of domestic abuse. This will assist the ongoing aim to significantly reduce the incidence of domestic abuse in the future.