The DfE has released the final version of ‘Keeping children safe in education’ (KCSIE) that will be effective from September 2020 – this article breaks down the key changes.

Key points

The key points are as follows:

  1. The majority of the changes that were proposed have not been made
  2. KCSIE remains in force throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
  3. DSLs have been given responsibility for the educational outcomes of children with a social worker
  4. New specific safeguarding issues are covered
  5. There are additional safeguarding issues covered in Annex A
  6. There is a new section on children potentially at greater risk of harm
  7. Information has been added about the flexible introduction of relationships education, RSE and health education

Click below to learn more information about each key point.