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1st April 2020

Guidance for parents and carers: keeping children safe online

We have updated our information for parents and carers to include a section on keeping children safe online. It provides links to online resources that will help support parents and carers in keeping their children safe online.

Full details can be found in section 6.3 of the guidance for parents and carers on the closure of educational settings:

Updated guidance for schools about temporarily closing

We have updated our guidance on the temporary closure of schools to include more information on areas including social distancing, vulnerable children and working with other schools.

You can read the guidance at:

Update and correction: Guidance for public bodies on paying commercial suppliers

Further to the publication of Cabinet Office guidance for public bodies on paying their suppliers, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have now been published alongside the procurement policy note.

Correction: The previously advertised mailbox for queries from educational settings was incorrect, please forward any previously submitted questions to We apologise for any inconvenience.

Full details of the procurement policy note can be found here: