On 26 February the Government launched a consultation on a ‘Protect Duty’ which seeks to improve security and organisational preparedness at a wide range of publicly accessible locations, including education settings in the UK. The consultation will run until 2 July 2021.
The consultation will seek views on:
- who would a Duty apply to?
- what would a proposed Duty require stakeholders to do?
- how should compliance work?
- how would Government support those affected by a Duty?
It’s important to get a wide range of views from across the education sector to inform the development of the Duty, including those from registered practitioners in early years and childcare settings.
Anyone in the UK who is linked to education or has an interest in education, such as parents or educators can take part in the consultation here.