2 March 2020


Keeping Children Safe in Education - consultation

The government is proposing to update KCSIE. The consultation and proposed draft are available here. Many of the proposed changes are for clarity but there are extensive substantive changes also such as :

  • Greater recognition of and guidance in relation to mental and physical health as safeguarding issues
  • Updates to reflect the introduction of mandatory RSHE from 1 September 2020
  • Significant changes to clarify Part 3 (suitability checks) and Part 4 (Allegations).

The consultation close on 21 April 2020.

For ease of reference we attach a document highlighting where changes are proposed.