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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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Safeguarding - Keeping Children Safe in Education

We work hard at St Joseph’s to ensure our children are safe when with us, and also teach them how to keep safe themselves – both in and outside of school.

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Please read the latest DfE guidelines on Keeping Children Safe in Education.

The Department for Education (DfE) has published an updated version of the statutory safeguarding and child protection guidance for schools in England, Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE).This guidance replaced KCSIE 2022 when it came into force on 1 September 2023. The guidance sets out what schools and colleges in England must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18. Please see the guidance below.

The full version of KCSIE can be found here: Keeping children safe in education - GOV.UK (

Private Tutors, Sports Coaches

The NSPCC have some very useful information if you are considering the use of a private tutor or availing of the services of sports coaches. You should be encouraged to think through the safeguarding aspects in order to do this safely.


Stop it Now! Helping Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

This website provides lots of advice about keeping children safe from sexual abuse as well as confidential help and support.