The DfE have launched a consultation on proposed changes to the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance and would encourage schools and staff, particularly Designated Safeguarding Leads and Senior Leaders to respond.

For example, the DfE plans to update our guidance for DSLs to ensure that they have a greater focus on improving the academic achievement of children who have experienced adversity and trauma, as part of their existing safeguarding duties.

The DfE want to hear your views on what additional resources, training or support would help DSLs to carry out their role successfully so that they can make sure the right support is in place when these changes are introduced.

The department is also running a number of virtual DSL consultation events, details of which are published on the consultation webpage linked below.

Please submit your response by Thursday 4 March 2021.

Read and respond to the Consultation here.

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