Need-to-know: Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) updated for 2023

KCSIE 2023 has been published. There aren't any big changes this year, but be clear on the most important ones now.

Last reviewed on 15 June 2023
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The new version of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) comes into force on 1 September 2023. There was no consultation period this year as the changes are quite minimal. 

We've summarised the key things you need to know, and we're also working on a more detailed summary of the changes (find out how to access it at the bottom of this article).

Part 1: key things to know 

  • As part of their safeguarding and online safety training, staff need to understand their expectations, roles and responsibilities around filtering and monitoring systems (paragraph 14). This new emphasis is repeated several times in KCSIE 2023

Part 2: key things to know 

Governing boards should make sure the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) takes responsibility for understanding the filtering and monitoring systems and processes in place as part of their role (paragraph 103) Boards should also make sure all staff understand their