The DfE has uploaded the latest version of Keeping Children Safe in Education ready for implementation in September 2023.
You can find it here:
What are the changes in KCSiE 2023?
The government has made a few changes this year. The key topic to be aware of is around the implementation of the newly published standards for ‘Filtering and Monitoring’:
Key KCSiE 2023 changes: filtering and monitoring
- You should identify and assign roles and responsibilities to manage your filtering and monitoring systems
- You should review your filtering and monitoring provision at least annually
- Your filtering system should block harmful and inappropriate content, without unreasonably impacting teaching and learning
- You should have effective monitoring strategies that meet the safeguarding needs of your school or college
In particular, all staff are to understand their role in this aspect of safeguarding and DSLs are expected to have the ‘lead responsibility’.
For more detailed information, see these 3 key changes to KCSiE 2023 filtering and monitoring
The full guidance relating to filtering and monitoring standards can be found here:
How to meet KCSiE 2023 filtering and monitoring standards
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