Keeping Children Safe in Education Updates (Sept 2021)

The Department for Education (DfE) has published an updated version of the statutory safeguarding and child protection guidance for schools in England, Keeping Children
Safe in Education (KCSIE). Connect-Ed staff recently attended a whole day of training to update them on these changes and support their CPD in this important area.

Updates in KCSIE include:

  • Expanded guidance on dealing with peer-on-peer abuse
  • New guidance for staff on understanding and recognising child criminal and sexual exploitation
  • A focus on the importance of reassuring victims of abuse that they are being taken seriously and will be supported
  • Information on risk factors that might lead to involvement in serious violence
  • Additional guidance on what information child protection records should include

A full briefing on these updates has been produced by the NSPCC and can be found here: keeping-children-safe-in-education-2021-caspar-briefing