You are here:

Keeping Children Safe in Education: changes in September 2016

Ref: 30830
Last updated on 8 June 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
In-depth article
What were the main changes in the 2016 version of Keeping Children Safe in Education? The DfE published an updated version of its statutory safeguarding guidance, in force from 5 September 2016. We set out the key changes that this update made to the guidance.

Article tools

Want to read more?

To read this article in full, sign up for a free trial of The Key.

Membership starts from £1.10 per day and includes an unlimited number of logins for all of your governing body. If you join today, we'll also waive the £100 joining fee.

Membership gives school governors access to:

  • 1,500+ online articles, with information and resources to help governors get to grips with their role
  • Policy bank from schools and other organisations
  • Downloadable template forms and reports, and planners
  • Our unlimited 'Ask the expert' service
  • Pre-inspection resources, including questions that inspectors may ask
  • A weekly News Briefing


  1. 1 Updated guidance in force since 5 September 2016
  2. 2 Safeguarding guidance for all staff
  3. 3 Designated safeguarding lead
  4. 4 Member of the board responsible for safeguarding
  5. 5 Safeguarding training
  6. 6 Safer recruitment
  7. 7 Reporting concerns
  8. 8 Online safety
  9. 9 Teaching pupils about safeguarding
  10. 10 Specific safeguarding issues 

Article features

  • 3 external links

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence.