Why Are Schools So Important?

School staff are particularly important, as they are in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children, promote children’s welfare and prevent concerns from escalating. ​

All staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.​

All staff should be prepared to identify children who may benefit from early help. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years.

Part one of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)

KCSIE 2021 ​

What’s New​

  • Further information on child criminal and sexual exploitation​

  • Guidance on responding to peer-on-peer abuse, including sexual harassment​

  • Additional guidance on online safety, including remote education​

  • A new section on responding to low-level concerns and allegations.

Working Well with Children and Families


Policies 2021/2022