Keeping children safe in education - schools and colleges - proposed revisions 2021

Closes 4 Mar 2021

Opened 10 Dec 2020

Overview

We're seeking views on proposed changes to the statutory guidance ‘Keeping children safe in education’ 2020, with a view to making changes for September 2021.

Why we are consulting

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.

Give Us Your Views

Events

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead role consultation events (Event 1)

    From 3 Feb 2021 at 16:00 to 3 Feb 2021 at 18:00

    We are running events to discuss the proposed changes to the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). We are updating our guidance for DSLs to put a greater focus on improving the academic achievement of children who have experienced adversity and trauma, as part of their existing safeguarding duties.

    We want to hear your views on what additional support would help DSLs to carry out this role. These events are for Designated Safeguarding Leads and school leaders.

    Please note each event will cover the same themes and content.

    If you wish to book a place on one of the events please email DSL.CONSULTATION@education.gov.uk and confirm the event you want to attend as well as your role and school/college.

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead role consultation events (Event 2)

    From 9 Feb 2021 at 14:00 to 9 Feb 2021 at 16:00

    We are running events to discuss the proposed changes to the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). We are updating our guidance for DSLs to put a greater focus on improving the academic achievement of children who have experienced adversity and trauma, as part of their existing safeguarding duties.

    We want to hear your views on what additional support would help DSLs to carry out this role. These events are for Designated Safeguarding Leads and school leaders.

    Please note each event will cover the same themes and content.

    If you wish to book a place on one of the events please email DSL.CONSULTATION@education.gov.uk and confirm the event you want to attend as well as your role and school/college.

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead role consultation events (Event 3)

    From 11 Feb 2021 at 10:00 to 11 Feb 2021 at 12:00

    We are running events to discuss the proposed changes to the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). We are updating our guidance for DSLs to put a greater focus on improving the academic achievement of children who have experienced adversity and trauma, as part of their existing safeguarding duties.

    We want to hear your views on what additional support would help DSLs to carry out this role. These events are for Designated Safeguarding Leads and school leaders.

    Please note each event will cover the same themes and content.

    If you wish to book a place on one of the events please email DSL.CONSULTATION@education.gov.uk and confirm 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
  • 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

Interests

  • 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