Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE): September 2022 changes

A new version of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) came into force on 1 September. Find out what's changed and what your governing board needs to do.

Last reviewed on 27 September 2022
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  1. Key things for you to know
  2. More detail on the terms ‘victim’, ‘alleged perpetrator’ and ‘perpetrator’
  3. Part 1: safeguarding information for all staff
  4. Part 2: the management of safeguarding 
  5. Part 3: more details on safer recruitment measures
  6. Part 4: handling allegations against staff
  7. Part 5: child-on-child sexual violence and sexual harassment
  8. Annex C: role of the designated safeguarding lead (DSL)
  9. Next steps 

The 2022 version of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) came into force on 1 September. 

Note, this article only summarises the changes between KCSIE 2021 and 2022. For a summary of the whole document take a look at this article.

There are no major changes, but get up to speed with everything that's new below.

Key things for you to know

Receive appropriate safeguarding and child protection (including online) training at induction, which is regularly updated, to equip you with the knowledge to provide strategic challenge. This is so you can be assured that safeguarding policies and procedures are effective and support your school to deliver a robust whole school approach to safeguarding (paragraph 81) Be aware of your obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998, the Equality Act 2010, and the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) (paragraph 82). Note that these duties haven’t