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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 2 sections

  1. 1 Keeping children safe in education (Part 1)
  2. 2 Annex A: Further safeguarding information
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Part 1 of the KCSIE document is mandatory reading for all staff and gives a complete overview of safeguarding responsibilities for all staff. Staff will gain a better understanding of the importance of their role and how they can play a crucial role in preventing safeguarding issues.

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Annex A is also mandatory and contains important additional information about specific forms of abuse and safeguarding issues. School and college leaders and those staff who work directly with children should read this annex.

About this course

Our online KCSIE course allows for easy reporting, helping you keep tabs on who has and who hasn't read part 1 of the guidance. 

Best of all, we give it away for free to any educational institute that purchases any other Health & Safety or HR Compliance training course

We decided to create this online version of the document when we were approached by a school that wanted an easier recording method for staff that had read the guidance. Signing a piece of paper wasn't enough for them to prove that their staff had read and understood the contents of the document. 

After passing this onto the development team we were delighted to launch a module in which users were tested on their knowledge and the completed result was recorded within the suite. One comment from one school created our KCSIE course, now 3 years on we are proud that we are able to help schools easily adhere to their mandatory requirements.

You can find out more about KCSIE 2020 changes here

The importance of KCSIE (2020) Online Training - FREE*

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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KCSIE certificate

Download and print

Each of our courses ends with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This KCSIE course concludes with a multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your KCSIE (2020) Online Training - FREE* Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

KCSIE Certificate

514 real user reviews

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A good start

I am not a teacher but a Governor at the school. Your first question was to whom I would report a problem and your answer was the police. But I would never go to the police without first discussing it with the person responsible for safeguarding at the school. So maybe you need to have a different course, based obviously on this cours, but to help governors to know what quesions they should be asking the exective staff at the school. We are never in a position to talk to pupils so would never have any ability to spot all the problems you are discussing. We need to be sure that the school is checking the pupils and keeoing records of what they find that might be disturbing.

The course was clear and well laid out

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Very good

Very easy to navigate. Very easy and useful to resume after interruptions to learning. Good signposting to available resources

Clear and comprehensive training course

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars


Very comprehensive, with supporting documents. I feel like the course covered everything I needed to know. However, at 105 slides, it was daunting to sit and read them all and try to take the information in. I would have also expected an audio version to accompany the text. Everyone in education needs to know the information but not everyone has the literacy levels or learning style to read 105 slides in one go.

Informative and to the point

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Lots of reading

Lots of reading! would be good especially for dyslexic people to have the option to listen to it, rather than read it.


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Why is this training important


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

It's crucial that all staff read part 1 of the KSCIE document to better understand their safeguarding responsibilities. 

Keeping Children Safe in Education is statutory guidance that schools and colleges in England must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Management committees of pupil referral units (PRUs) are asked to ensure that all staff in their school or college read at least Part one of the guidance.

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