Call for evidence: Second phase of online safety regulation

Published: 10 January 2023
Consultation closes: 21 March 2023
Status: Closed (pending statement)

In July 2022, we published a roadmap to regulation,  which set out our plan for implementing online safety regulation. Alongside the roadmap, we published a call for evidence for the first phase of online safety regulation, which focused in particular on the duties relating to illegal content.

This call for evidence is focused on the matters that we anticipate will be included in our second consultation, which we expect to publish in autumn 2023, for protecting children from legal content that is harmful to them, as set out in more detail in our roadmap. This will include draft guidance to assist services in complying with their children’s access assessment duties, draft guidance about how services likely to be accessed by children can comply with their duties to undertake their children’s risk assessment and draft codes of practice explaining how services can comply with their safety duties relating to protecting children from harmful content.

We welcome responses from interested stakeholders and we anticipate this call for evidence will be relevant to a wide range of stakeholders, including those with an interest or expertise in protecting children online, including civil society organisations and providers of online services.

If you have questions about this call for evidence, please get in touch with

Responding to this consultation

Please submit responses using the consultation response form (ODT, 59.4 KB).


Contact information

Online Safety Call for Evidence
Riverside House
2A Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA
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