Within the KCSiE 2023 filtering and monitoring guidance, there are 3 notable key changes that come into effect regarding online filtering and monitoring:
- Paragraph 103 on page 28 contains new text making it clear that the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) has responsibility for “understanding the filtering and monitoring systems and processes in place” as part of their remit.
- Paragraph 124 on page 32 expressly notes that “an understanding of the expectations, applicable roles and responsibilities in relation to filtering and monitoring” should be included in safeguarding and child protection training at induction for all staff.
- Paragraph 138 on page 36 states that a school’s child protection policy should include how appropriate filtering and monitoring technology on school devices and school networks form part of its work in this area.
You can read the full TES article here, with an informative overview of the key changes and what DSLs and schools need to know by September.
Annex F on page 177 within the guidance features a table which outlines where changes have been made.
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We are happy to talk to any schools or education establishments who require a monitoring software solution and we also provide a self-managed or fully managed service, which is a popular option for DSLs and safeguarding staff.