Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 (KCSIE)

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) (DfE, 2023).

This guidance will replace KCSIE 2022 when it comes into force on 1 September 2023.

The guidance sets out what schools/colleges in England must do to safeguard/promote the welfare of young people under the age of 18.

This can be accessed above or HERE from our policies section.

  • We aim to protect and safeguard your children from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school’s work.
  • Like all school we must have a safeguarding and child protection policy, the policy in place ensures that all members of your school community:
  • Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection
  • Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern
  • Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
  • Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse
  • Fully support the school’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It presents schools with a wide range of issues that they need to be prepared for and act upon. As a school we work from the government document ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ this document underpins our policies and our everyday work to ensure your child is safe at all times from any harm or potential risk of harm including all types of abuse.

Safeguarding also means we work to protect your child from issues such as radicalisation, online safety, and child sexual exploitation.

We have provided some helpful links and guides to help you protect your child and find information and support.

If you require more information please contact:

School Senior Leadership Team:

The Headteacher – Mrs Keri Tams fully supports and advises both the DSL and DDSL and updates the Governing Body accordingly:

Miss Chloe House – Senior Leader – Pastoral who is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Miss Bethany Arnold – Senior Leader – Curriculum who is our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Link Governors

Mrs Analeise Allen – Safeguarding and Child Protection Link Governor

Miss Wendy Jackson – Deputy Safeguarding and Child Protection Link Governor

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