Consultation outcome

Working together to safeguard children: revisions

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Summary of consultation responses received and the action taken.

Annex B sets out a number of further clarifications and updates made to the guidance, which were not subject to the consultation exercise.

Read the updated statutory guidance ‘Working together to safeguard children’.

Original consultation


We're seeking views on revisions to ‘Working together to safeguard children’ statutory guidance, published in 2013.

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Consultation description

The Department for Education (DfE) invites your views on changes to the statutory guidance Working together to safeguard children. The revisions include 3 major changes and some small updates and clarifications.

Statutory guidance is issued by law; you must follow it unless there’s a good reason not to.


Revisions to working together to safeguard children

Published 6 January 2015
Last updated 26 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added government's response.
  2. First published.