Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE): summary

Read the key points in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023 and know where to look for information on specific areas of safeguarding in the statutory guidance.

Last reviewed on 12 June 2023See updates
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  1. Overview 
  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 and allegations made about staff
  6. Part 5: child-on-child sexual violence and sexual harassment 
  7. Annexes

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Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) is organised into 5 parts: 

  1. Safeguarding information for all staff
  2. The management of safeguarding
  3. Safer recruitment
  4. Safeguarding concerns raised about, and allegations made against staff (including supply teachers, volunteers and contractors)
  5. Child-on-child sexual violence and sexual harassment 

Part 1: safeguarding information for all staff

All school staff working directly with children are expected to read at least this section. Staff who don't work directly with children on a regular basis can instead read a condensed version of part 1 (located in annex A).

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility.

Staff should at all times consider what is in the best interests of the child.

Provide a safe environment in which children can learn Know about (and feel confident to use) school safeguarding systems, including: Policies on child protection, pupil behaviour and staff behaviour (your code of conduct) Your

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