The Department of Education have launched a consultation called Keeping Children Safe in Education. The government is seeking views on its proposals to reform safeguarding requirements and guidance in schools and further education colleges .
The new proposals are stated as:
- issuing new safeguarding guidance to schools and further education colleges to replace the current Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education
- removing the regulation which makes it a requirement for at least one member of a recruitment panel in a school to have undertaken training in safer recruitment approved by the Secretary of State.
The consultation is open until 20 June 2013 and can be found at www.education.gov.uk