Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE): September 2023 changes

An updated 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.

updated on 8 June 2023
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  1. Part 1: safeguarding information for all staff
  2. Part 2: the management of safeguarding 
  3. Part 3: more details on safer recruitment measures
  4. Part 4: handling allegations against staff
  5. Part 5: child-on-child sexual violence and sexual harassment
  6. Annex A: safeguarding information for school and college staff
  7. Annex B: further information 
  8. Annex C: role of the designated safeguarding lead (DSL)
  9. Next steps 

The 2023 version of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) comes into force on 1 September. 

Please note, this article only summarises the changes between KCSIE 2022 and 2023. For a summary of the whole 2023 document, take a look at this article, which we're currently updating. Select 'save for later' at the top of that article to be notified when it's ready.

There are minimal changes this year, but get up to speed with everything that's new below.

Part 1: safeguarding information for all staff

All staff working directly with children are expected to read at least part 1 of KCSIE (those who don’t work directly with children can read the condensed version of part 1, in Annex A). The changes to part 1 are:

As part of their safeguarding and online safety training, staff need to understand their expectations, roles and responsibilities around filtering