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UK Council for Child Internet Safety

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what date the UK Council for Child Internet Safety came into operation; and what funding his Department has allocated to the Council for each of the next three years. (247009)

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) was launched by the Prime Minister on 29 September and the first meeting of the Council's Executive Board took place on 9 December. The UKCCIS secretariat is currently establishing working groups to take forward the programme of activity agreed by the Executive Board.

DCSF allocated up to £300,000 for the establishment of UKCCIS, although the implementation of the Byron Review relies on building digital safety into planned activities and services that are already funded. Longer term, UKCCIS goals will be achieved through working in partnership with Council members, such as the upcoming ‘Know IT All' guide for primary teachers that is funded jointly by the DCSF, Becta and Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA).

Budget allocations for UKCCIS are still to be finalised for the forthcoming year.