News

1 September 2020

General

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020

KCSIE 2020 is now in force. It sets out the legal duties schools must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.

All school and college staff should read part 1 of this guidance. Part 1 of the guidance is also available as a standalone document.

Key changes for 2020 include:

-        reference to the new duty on schools to provide Relationship Education, Relationship and Sex Education and Health Education

-        additional information that will support schools and colleges protect their children e.g. mental health, domestic abuse, child criminal and sexual exploitation and county lines

-        clarifications help the sector better understand and follow the guidance. A table of changes is included at Annex H.