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Schools: Security

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL11639, tabled on 21 November 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 5 November (HL1078), when they anticipate the public consultation on revised school security guidance to commence; and whether the revised guidance will specifically address the issue of school premises coming under attack.

Answered on

30 November 2018

The department published its draft school security guidance and launched a public consultation on 26 November 2018 which will run until 18 February 2019. Both documents are attached.

The draft guidance sets out the importance of having policies in place and plans to identify, manage and respond to a range of security incidents, including preparing for an attack on school premises.