Keeping children safe in education - schools and colleges - proposed revisions 2022

Closed 11 Mar 2022

Opened 11 Jan 2022


We're seeking views on proposed changes to the statutory guidance ‘Keeping children safe in education’ 2021, with a view to making changes for September 2022.

Why your views matter

The consultation will seek views on revisions to ‘Keeping children safe in education’, the statutory guidance that sets out what schools and colleges should do and the legal duties with which they must comply to keep children safe.


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Early learning and childcare providers
  • Training providers
  • Local authorities
  • Further education colleges
  • Sixth form colleges
  • Independent specialist colleges
  • Designated institutions and 16-19 academies
  • Designated safeguarding leads
  • Virtual school heads
  • SENCOs
  • School business managers
  • Employers
  • Community representatives
  • Volunteers
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Government bodies and departments


  • Education
  • Early learning and childcare
  • Early years foundation stage
  • Governance
  • Statutory policies and guidance
  • Keeping children safe in education and other settings
  • Preventing neglect, abuse and exploitation
  • Safeguarding disabled children