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Keeping Children Safe in Education

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