'Keeping Children Safe in Education' - Consultation January 2016

To be completed by: Tue 16 Feb 2016

Time: -Tue 16 Feb 2016 | Venue:

The Department for Education is seeking your views on the proposed changes to ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’

Documents and details of how to respond can be found here

The consultation document explains a number of proposed changes to the existing statutory guidance. These include:

• Changes to the “Summary” to reinforce the importance of Part One as a starting point for all staff in schools and colleges to read and understand;

• Increasing the focus on the importance of a child centred and coordinated approach to safeguarding;

• Emphasising further the role that individual staff play in safeguarding and the fact it is everyone’s responsibility;

• Highlighting the importance of early help and how it sits in the wider safeguarding system;

• Highlighting the importance of data sharing;

• Clarification on the role of the designated safeguarding lead and cover for the role;

• A new section to cover online safety;

• Aligning and clarifying training requirements for the designated safeguarding lead and staff;

• Updating the inspection section to reflect the Ofsted framework; and

• A new section covering children with special educational needs and disabilities

The consultation closes on 16 February 2016.


Published: 04/01/2016
Audience: Headteachers, Named Persons for Safeguarding
Contact: Neil Hellewell

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