Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) 2022: summary of changes

CASPAR briefing

Publication date June 2022

The Department for Education (DfE) has published an updated version of the statutory safeguarding and child protection guidance for schools in England, Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) (DfE, 2022)1.

This guidance will replace KCSIE 2021 when it comes into force on 1 September 2022.   

The guidance sets out what schools and colleges in England must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18.

Our briefing sets out changes made to the guidance, including: 

  • incorporating the DfE’s advice on Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges  
  • setting out the safeguarding implications for schools of human rights and equality legislation 
  • providing more information on managing low level concerns 
  • reinforcing the importance of talking to parents about children’s access to online sites when away from school. 
Download the 2022 briefing (PDF)

 

Previous Keeping children safe in education update briefings

Download our 2021 briefing

This briefing summarises changes that were introduced to the Department for Education’s Keeping children safe in education guidance in September 2021.

> Download Keeping children safe in education 2021: CASPAR briefing (PDF)

Download our 2020 briefing

This briefing summarises changes that were introduced to the Department for Education’s Keeping children safe in education guidance in 2019, 2020 and January 2021.

> Download KCSIE updates from 2019 to January 2021: CASPAR briefing (PDF)

CASPAR briefings

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Updates to sexual violence and sexual harassment guidance

The DfE has also published updated guidance for schools and colleges in England on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children.

> Changes to the Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges guidance

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