Keeping children safe in education: proposed revisions 2020

Closed 31 Mar 2020

Opened 25 Feb 2020

Overview

This consultation has been withdrawn permanently 

We want schools and colleges to be able to focus their efforts on responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore the 2020 Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) consultation which was suspended on 31 March 2020 has been withdrawn permanently.

The majority of the revisions proposed in the consultation version will be reconsidered for future updates of KCSIE.

There are a small number of revisions that we have made and will come into force on 1 September 2020. These fall into three categories:

  • those that reflect legislative changes and as such are essential to ensure the guidance remains accurate
  • those that provide additional helpful support and information, such as on mental health and children in need
  • important clarifications which will help the sector better understand and/or follow our guidance 

A summary of changes can be found at Annex H of KCSIE which was published for information on 17 June 2020. 

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.

 

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 A copy of the draft guidance is included and a full list of changes we are proposing to make is included at Annex G of this guidance.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