Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2022 comes into force from 1 September 2022 and replaces KCSIE 2021.

The substantive changes are included in Annex F of the document and include:

  • New paragraph setting out that children may not feel ready or know how to tell someone they are being abused
  • New paragraph added on Domestic Abuse
  • Peer-on-peer abuse replaced with child-on-child abuse
  • New paragraph explaining how safeguarding and child protection training will help trustees
  • Clarity on the role of proprietors when considering filters and monitoring and ensuring the effectiveness is regularly reviewed
  • Clarity on the process for sharing low-level concerns
  • Importance of understanding intra familial harms and any necessary support for siblings following incidents
  • Updated links in Annex B for further information and support.