Keeping Children Safe in Education
Safeguarding is not a new issue for schools but the demands of keeping children and young people safe have grown significantly over the last 10 years.
It used to be that abuse was traditionally focused on children in vulnerable groups but the growth in the use of the internet and widespread access to social
media means that all children are now vulnerable to inappropriate and illegal online content.
This has led to the Department of Education (DfE) to update the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance,
which has been in place since 2014, and an updated version became statutory on September 5th, 2016.
This means that every school will need to consider and review its safeguarding policies and procedures, focusing particularly on how they protect students online.