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Safeguarding: Keeping Children Safe in Education

The latest updates to the statutory Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance were published in September. Ann Marie Christian looks at the main implications for our safeguarding work

This is the sixth edition since the original Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) document published in March 2014.

It is updated according to new government requirements, hence the six editions. This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standard) Regulations 2014 and the Non Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015.

The latest edition was published on September 5, 2016, and is available on the government’s website (see further information). Schools that had their INSET day before this date and had staff that read Part 1 of the previous July 2015 edition of KCSIE, would be expected to get their staff to read, sign and fully understand Part 1 of the latest version.

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