Key proposed changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education

Consultation launched on 10th December 2020 by the DfE on proposed changes to KCSiE.
Consultation closes 4th March 2021.

This insight was written in December 2020 and updated February 2021.

Update February 2021 – We ran a consultation event on the changes on the 24th February.  The PowerPoint used and a video of the consultation can be found at the bottom of the page, along with our formal submission to the Department for Education.  Click here to jump to that section.

Consultation event

On the 24th February 2021 Safeguarding Network ran a consultation event on the proposed changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education for 2021.  This was attended by approximately 100 individuals from a variety of roles with education settings.

Through the course of the consultation we ran a number of polls and will use the answers to these and additional comments to formulate a response to the Department for Education.

A video of the event can be found below along with the materials.

Consultation Event Resources

  • KCSiE 2021 Consultation Event PowerPoint

    PowerPoint used in the consultation event on the 24th February 2021.

  • Safeguarding Network’s response to the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 consultation

    Submitted to the DfE on the 3rd March 2021, this response collates the views expressed in the consultation event run on the 24th February 2021 as well as feeding in views of other DSLs that we have had contact with.

Consultation links

  • Keeping children safe in education – schools and colleges – proposed revisions 2021

    The Department for Education are seeking views on proposed changes to the statutory guidance ‘Keeping children safe in education’ 2020, with a view to making changes for September 2021.  This is a link to the consultation which closes on the 4th March 2021.

  • Proposed statutory guidance: Keeping children safe in education 2021

    Link to the proposed 2021 version of Keeping Children Safe in Education which DfE are consulting on.