Keeping children safe in education: proposed revisions 2020

Closed 31 Mar 2020

Opened 25 Feb 2020

Overview

This consultation was withdrawn on

We have suspended the 2020 Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) consultation due to coronavirus, COVID-19.

We do not know when the consultation is likely to resume but are monitoring the situation closely. At this point in time we are unable to answer any further questions about the consultation, or when any revisions to KCSIE will be made.

We would like to thank anyone who has already submitted a response, your feedback is greatly appreciated and will be taken into account in the final consultation report.

Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) 2019 remains statutory guidance. Guidance for schools and colleges to support them keeping children safe, including online, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is available and should be read alongside KCSIE.

We are seeking views about proposed changes to Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) statutory guidance.

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting on a wide variety of proposed changes to KCSIE. The aim is to help schools and colleges to better understand what they are required to do by law and what we strongly advise they should do in order to meet their safeguarding responsibilities.

Many of the proposed changes are technical in nature and are intended to improve the clarity of the guidance and ensure consistency throughout. A copy of the draft guidance is included and a full list of changes we are proposing to make is included at Annex G of this guidance.

 

Events

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead role consultation event - Bristol- FULLY BOOKED

    From 12 Mar 2020 at 10:30 to 12 Mar 2020 at 12:30

    We are running events to discuss the changes to the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) to have a greater focus on improving the academic achievement of children who need a social worker, as set out in the KCSIE consultation. We would like to hear your views on the role guidance and what additional resources, training or support would help DSLs to carry out this role. These events are for Designated Safeguarding Leads and school leaders.

    Location: 2 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6EH

    If you wish to book a place on this event please email Safeguarding.SCHOOLS@education.gov.uk and confirm the location of the event you want to attend as well as your role and school/college.

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead role consultation event - Darlington - CANCELLED

    From 19 Mar 2020 at 10:30 to 19 Mar 2020 at 12:30

    We are running events to discuss the changes to the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) to have a greater focus on improving the academic achievement of children who need a social worker, as set out in the KCSIE consultation. We would like to hear your views on the role guidance and what additional resources, training or support would help DSLs to carry out this role. These events are for Designated Safeguarding Leads and school leaders.

    Location: Bishopsgate House, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QE

    If you wish to book a place on this event please email Safeguarding.SCHOOLS@education.gov.uk and confirm the location of the event you want to attend as well as your role and school/college.

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead role consultation event - London - CANCELLED

    From 24 Mar 2020 at 10:30 to 24 Mar 2020 at 12:30

    We are running events to discuss the changes to the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) to have a greater focus on improving the academic achievement of children who need a social worker, as set out in the KCSIE consultation. We would like to hear your views on the role guidance and what additional resources, training or support would help DSLs to carry out this role. These events are for Designated Safeguarding Leads and school leaders.

    Location: Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BT

    If you wish to book a place on this event please email Safeguarding.SCHOOLS@education.gov.uk and confirm the location of the event you want to attend as well as your role and school/college.

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead role consultation event - Coventry - CANCELLED

    From 27 Mar 2020 at 10:30 to 27 Mar 2020 at 12:30

    We are running events to discuss the changes to the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) to have a greater focus on improving the academic achievement of children who need a social worker, as set out in the KCSIE consultation. We would like to hear your views on the role guidance and what additional resources, training or support would help DSLs to carry out this role. These events are for Designated Safeguarding Leads and school leaders.

    Location: Cheylesmore House,5 Quinton Road, Coventry, CV1 2WT

    If you wish to book a place on this event please email Safeguarding.SCHOOLS@education.gov.uk and confirm the location of the event you want to attend as well as your role and school/college.

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead role consultation event - Sheffield - CANCELLED

    From 1 Apr 2020 at 10:30 to 1 Apr 2020 at 12:30

    We are running events to discuss the changes to the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) to have a greater focus on improving the academic achievement of children who need a social worker, as set out in the KCSIE consultation. We would like to hear your views on the role guidance and what additional resources, training or support would help DSLs to carry out this role. These events are for Designated Safeguarding Leads and school leaders.

    Location: 2 St Pauls Place, 125 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2FJ

    If you wish to book a place on this event please email Safeguarding.SCHOOLS@education.gov.uk and confirm the location of the event you want to attend as well as your role and school/college.

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead role consultation event - Manchester - CANCELLED

    From 2 Apr 2020 at 10:30 to 2 Apr 2020 at 12:30

    We are running events to discuss the changes to the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) to have a greater focus on improving the academic achievement of children who need a social worker, as set out in the KCSIE consultation. We would like to hear your views on the role guidance and what additional resources, training or support would help DSLs to carry out this role. These events are for Designated Safeguarding Leads and school leaders.

    Location: Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2WD

    If you wish to book a place on this event please email Safeguarding.SCHOOLS@education.gov.uk and confirm the location of the event you want to attend as well as your role and school/college.

Audiences

  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Governors
  • School support staff
  • Early learning and childcare providers
  • Training providers
  • Local authorities
  • Further education colleges
  • Sixth form colleges
  • 16-18 year old students resident at these institutions
  • Designated safeguarding leads
  • Virtual school heads
  • SENCOs

Interests

  • Education
  • Keeping children safe in education and other settings
  • Preventing neglect, abuse and exploitation
  • Safeguarding disabled children