The Government launched a consultation today (26 November) School security and would like to hear from as many Local Authorities as possible by the 18 February 2019. The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on proposed new guidance for employers, headteachers, teachers and other school staff to help them to deal with security related incidents in their schools. The full guidance is available on Gov.uk. All school staff and
pupils must be able to work in a safe and secure environment. Whilst schools continue to be amongst the safest places to be, no school can afford to ignore the risk and impact of having to deal with a range of security related incidents. The department is therefore proposing to publish new school security guidance that will provide schools with access to a range of information sources and tools that will help them to develop sensible and proportionate policies and plans to meet their security needs.
Please respond to the consultation by 18th February – a link to the consultation is here