Keeping children safe in education - Update


Keeping children safe in education Statutory guidance for schools and colleges September 2020


For information only. This guidance will come into force on 1 September 2020 and at that point KCSIE 2019 will be withdrawn. Until then schools and colleges must continue to use KCSIE 2019.


This guidance applies to all schools and is for:


headteachers, teachers and staff

governing bodies, proprietors and management committees


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


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


All related documents can be found on the main DFE website here


‘Regulated activity in relation to children: scope’ describes work that a barred person must not do.


The DfE have also published guidance on ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006’.


Statutory guidance sets out what schools must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a good reason not to.



You should also read Coronavirus (COVID-19): safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers alongside this guidance.


Relevant courses