Westminster Education Forum

Next steps for safeguarding children in England - implementing the Children and Social Work Act, strengthening multi-agency working and tackling child sexual abuse

May 2018

The seminar assessed the priorities for child protection services and the next steps for safeguarding children in England.

Key areas for discussion on the day included:

  • Work on improving multi-agency collaborative partnerships, as part of the implementation of the Children and Social Work Act;
  • Collaboration between safeguarding partners, and - following the Working Together to Safeguard Children consultation - the future role of schools in safeguarding;
  • Support and training to support schools in meeting their responsibilities and identifying those children at risk of abuse;
  • Key priorities for the new Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse, and sharing best practice and high-quality evidence of what works in tackling abuse;
  • Opportunities for enhancing protection for children online; and
  • The role of the CPS in multi-agency partnerships.


Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Education Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates