Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE): September 2024 changes

An updated version of KCSIE comes into force on 1 September 2024. 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: safer recruitment
  5. Part 4: safeguarding concerns or allegations made about 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. Annex C: further information 
  10. Next steps 

The new version of KCSIE comes into force on 1 September 2024. 

Please note: this article only summarises the changes between KCSIE 2023 and 2024. See our KCSIE 2024 summary for a summary of the whole document. 

There was no consultation period this year as the changes are mainly technical. For example, many of the changes are to bring KCSIE in line with the working together to safeguard children 2023 guidance. 

Key things for you to know

Assure yourselves that your child protection policy is up to date with the latest technical changes, such as the updated definition of safeguarding Be aware that the sections on 'children who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or gender questioning' and 'preventing radicalisation' are still under review and may change, but we don't know

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