Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE): summary

Read the key points in KCSIE 2024 and know where to look for information on specific areas of safeguarding in the statutory guidance.

Last reviewed on 30 May 2024See 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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KCSIE is organised into 5 parts: 

  1. Safeguarding information for all staff
  2. The management of safeguarding
  3. Safer recruitment
  4. Safeguarding concerns or allegations made about 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. No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child's needs, so everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.

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

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