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A new version of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) will come into force on 1 September. Understand the changes and what your next steps should be.

The 2022 version of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) comes into force on 1 September. 

Please note, this article only summarises the changes between KCSIE 2021 and 2022. For a summary of the whole 2022 document, take a look at this article. Click 'save for later' at the top of that article to be notified of any updates.

There are no major changes, but get up to speed with everything that's new below.

More detail on the terms ‘victim’, ‘alleged perpetrator’ and ‘perpetrator’

‘Victim’ is a widely understood and recognised term, but not everyone who has been subjected to abuse considers themselves a victim, or would want to be described that way. You should be prepared to use any term the child feels most comfortable with when managing an incident ‘Alleged perpetrator(s)’ and ‘perpetrator(s)’ are widely