Keeping children safe in education – Statutory guidance

The DFE has recently revised its statutory guidance for all schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment – Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)

All schools must have regards for this guidance and as stated in the Early Years Foundation Stage page 17 ‘other childcare providers may also find it helpful to refer to this guidance’.

The revised guidance comes into effect from 3 September 2018 and sets out what schools and colleges should do to keep children safe, although you may wish to familiarise yourself with the new guidance prior to this date. Up until 3 September, schools must continue to refer to the current guidance.