Friday 20 May 2022 2:02 PM
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KCSIE 2022 has landed. There aren't any huge announcements, but be clear on the most important changes now.

The new version of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) comes into force in September 2022. This follows on from a consultation on the proposed changes, which ended in March 2022. 

Part 1 - key things to know

New paragraphs on:

  • Explaining that children may not feel ready, or know how to tell someone they are being abused, exploited or neglected, but this shouldn't stop staff from having a 'professional curiosity' and speaking to the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) (paragraph 19)
  • Domestic abuse (paragraph 43), notably:
    • Children who witness domestic abuse are also victims
    • Witnessing domestic abuse can have a lasting impact on children
    • Children can be victims in their own relationships too

All governors and trustees should receive appropriate safeguarding and child protection (including online) training at induction, which is regularly updated, to equip them with the knowledge to provide strategic challenge (paragraph 81) New sections adding greater detail on the Human