Last reviewed on 9 July 2021
School types: Maintained, Special, Academy, Independent · School phases: All
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Read the key points in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2021 and know where to look for information on specific areas of safeguarding in the statutory guidance.


Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) is organised into 5 parts: 

  1. Safeguarding information for all staff
  2. The management of safeguarding
  3. Safer recruitment
  4. Allegations of abuse made against teachers and other staff, including supply teachers and volunteers
  5. Child-on-child sexual violence and sexual harassment 

Part 1: safeguarding information for all staff

All school staff working directly with children are expected to read at least this section. Staff who don't work directly with children on a regular basis can instead read a condensed version of part 1 (located in annex A).

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility.

All staff should make sure that any decisions made are in the best interests of the child.

Provide a safe environment in which children can learn Know about (and feel confident to use) school safeguarding systems, including: Policies on child protection, pupil behaviour and staff behaviour (your code of conduct) Your safeguarding response to children who go