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The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

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The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

Dai Durbridge

Understanding the key changes to KCSIE

Dai Durbridge outlines some of the main changes to the safeguarding statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education and explains how schools can begin to prepare.

In this 20-minute webinar, we will:

  • outline the top 10 changes to the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance
  • explore five of those changes in detail
  • answer a few questions.

Earlier in May, the DfE published a new iteration of the safeguarding statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education. This includes additional information for all staff (part one) and new guidance on issues such as peer-on-peer abuse, the use of reasonable force and the single central record.

The new version of the guidance is currently for information only, and will take effect from 3 September. In the meantime, what should staff be aware of and what steps can they start taking to prepare?

In this webinar, Dai Durbridge provides a brief introduction to five of the most important changes.

  1. Peer-on-peer abuse
  2. DSLs and file transfer
  3. Reasonable force
  4. Volunteers and regulated activity
  5. Host families

Clarify your responsibilities

For more advice on how to implement the new safeguarding statutory guidance in schools, and the opportunity to put your questions to Dai, our forthcoming Child Protection in Education conference is the place to be.

This is the only event where you can clarify your legal obligations with one-to-one support from leading education lawyers, and remain up to date on your safeguarding priorities for the next academic year. 

This year we're running the event in London (11 September), Bristol (18 September) and Manchester (4 October). Places are booking fast so reserve your seat now!

Find out more

London – 11 September

Bristol – 18 September

Manchester – 4 October

More from Optimus

Identifying peer-on-peer abuse: examples for staff (Optimus members)

Maintaining the single central record (Optimus members)

Ofsted is coming: demonstrate a safeguarding culture

How to respond to peer-on-peer abuse