Keeping Children Safe in Education – 19th September update
The DFE has made further changes to KCSiE. Many schools have reissued part 1 to staff as part of their start-of-term safeguarding update. The 19th September changes are minor and as far as we can see at this stage, do not require the document to be reissued to staff.
The 19 September changes are:
- Paragraph 132 - new link to The Childcare (Disqualification) and Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.
- Paragraphs 158 and 159 updated to clarify the point at which a school must make a referral to DBS. Updated flowchart titled 'Actions where there are a concern about child' updated to make it more accessible.
It is worth making sure that your safeguarding staff (DSL, DDSL etc) are aware of the changes and can quote the 19 September version. Also update your safeguarding policy if this is easy to do, if it refers to a previous version by date.