Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE): September 2023 changes

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

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  1. Key things for you to know
  2. Part 1: safeguarding information for all staff
  3. Part 2: the management of safeguarding 
  4. Part 3: more details on safer recruitment measures
  5. Part 4: handling allegations against staff
  6. Part 5: child-on-child sexual violence and sexual harassment
  7. Annex A: safeguarding information for school and college staff
  8. Annex B: Further information 
  9. Next steps 

The 2023 version of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) comes into force on 1 September. 

Please note, this article only summarises the changes between KCSIE 2022 and 2023. For a summary of the whole document take a look at this article, which we're currently updating. Select 'save for later' at the top of that article to be notified when it's ready.

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

Key things for you to know

Make sure the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) takes responsibility for understanding the filtering and monitoring systems and processes in place as part of their role (paragraph 103) Make sure all staff understand their expectations, roles and responsibilities around filtering and monitoring as part of their safeguarding training (paragraph 124) Assure yourselves that your child protection policy includes how your school approaches filtering and monitoring

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