The updated Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory safeguarding guidance has come into force. Elizabeth Rose looks at what has changed and what we should be doing about it in schools

The statutory guidance document Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) has been updated and re-released for the new academic year (DfE, 2022).

The consultation for this ran earlier in 2022 and while the draft version has been available for some time, the final version came into force on September 1.

There are important changes to be aware of, and things that will need to change or be modified in policy and procedure to ensure both compliance and good practice.

In this article I will explore some of the key changes and offer guidance as to how schools can adapt to these and implement strategies to ensure safeguarding is on a trajectory of continuous development.

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