Financial year 2020-21

Serious incident notifications

Pre-release access list


Besides Department for Education (DfE) professional and production staff, the following post holders were given pre-release access up to 24 hours before release.

  • Secretary of State for Education
  • Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families
  • Special Advisers (2)
  • Permanent Secretary
  • Director General, Children’s Services, Communications and Strategy Group
  • Directors, Children’s Social Care (3)
  • Chief Social Worker for Children and Families
  • Deputy Director, Strategy & Practice, Children Social Care
  • Deputy Director, ​Head of Child Protection, Safeguarding and Family Law
  • Deputy Director, Workforce, Children's Social Care
  • Deputy Director, Looked-after children placement
  • Deputy Director, Serious Incidents and Safeguarding Partnerships
  • Deputy Director, Children Social Care Strategy, Funding and Digital
  • Head of Planning, Business and Operations Unit, Children Social Care
  • Director, Chief Data Officer and Chief Statistician
  • Deputy Head of News
  • Media officers (2)
  • Ofsted, Principal Officer, Safeguarding
  • Ofsted, Team Leader, Social Care Inspection Insight team
  • Head of Communications, Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel Secretariat