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‘Super Committee’ established examine Online Safety Bill
A Joint Committee of parliament has been set up to examine the Online Safety Bill.
The Committee launched on the 29th of July, will ask the public for their views on the draft legislation.
The government published a draft form of the Bill in May 2021 and is designed to establish new regulations tackling harmful online content.
This Committee is chaired by Damian Collins MP, former Chair of House of Common DCMS Select Committee and members bring a vast range of experiences in the area from House of Common and the House of Lords.
England’s statutory guidance – Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 updated
The guidance received a minor update to part 4, section 2 for schools or colleges on what to do if they have safeguarding concerns about another staff member.
This guidance is due to come into force on the 1st of September in England, for the new academic year.
The guidance applies to Headteachers, teachers, staff, governing bodies, proprietors and management committees and outlines duties for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils in schools and colleges.
For a list of the top-level changes for the guidance, see our summary here.