Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

James Williams

The DfE have released the 2023 version of its Keeping Children Safe in Education document. This comes into effect from 1st September 2023. 

The key points are as follows:

  • Filtering and monitoring systems should be reflected in training and safeguarding policies
  • Schools should inform shortlisted candidates that online searches will be carried out
  • Guidance has been added on managing allegations against organisations or individuals hiring out the school premises
  • Schools no longer have the obligation to preserve records for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
  • Forced marriage guidance has been updated to reflect legal changes in February 2023
  • A distinction has been made between children missing education and children absent from education

Link to document: Keeping children safe in education 2023 (

James Williams – Solicitor

James Williams

I am a qualified Employment Law and HR Solicitor. I specialise in acting for schools and advise on all aspects of employment law and HR including attending employee meetings, advising senior leaders, conducting redundancy consultations, drafting contracts of employment, advising on policies and procedures and negotiating settlement agreements.