Need-to-know: Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) updated for 2024

KCSIE 2024 has been published. There aren't any big changes this year, but be clear on the most important ones now.

Last reviewed on 28 May 2024
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The new version of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) comes into force on 1 September 2024. There was no consultation period this year as the changes are quite minimal and mainly technical. For example, many of the changes are to bring KCSIE in line with the working together to safeguard children 2023 guidance.

We've summarised the key things you need to know below, 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).

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is now defined as: Providing help and support to meet the needs of children as soon as problems emerge (this bullet point is new) Protecting children from maltreatment, whether that is within or outside the home, including online Preventing the impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development Making sure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with

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