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EU Exit Preparations

Please ensure that you and your staff are familiar with the DfE guidance available online at
Lord Agnew (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System) issued a letter to Directors of Children’s Services requesting that it is shared with state schools. Read the ‘Guidance for schools on leaving the EU’ letter online.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019


A draft version of the sixth edition of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 (KCSIE), statutory guidance for schools and colleges, was recently published and subject to any further changes made between now and the final version will be in force from 2nd September 2019. Until that time, schools and colleges must continue to have regard to KCSIE 2018.

So what has changed? It is safe to say that KCSIE has been tweaked rather than undergoing any fundamental changes and these changes are less significant and numerous than last year. We have broken the changes down into the parts of KSCIE and identified relevant paragraphs where this might be helpful.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 briefing sheet

Generally, there are a number of updated links throughout KCSIE. We have not commented on all of these links and only those where there is significant change.



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