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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Part one: Safeguarding information for all staff
  2. 2 Annex A: Safeguarding information for school and college staff
  3. 3 Annex B: Further information
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2 School children look distressed

Part one of the KCSIE document (or Annex A…) 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 a condensed version of Part one. Annex A can be given to staff who do not directly work with children, if "the governing body or proprietor think it will provide a better basis for those staff to promote the welfare and safeguard children".

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Annex B contains important additional information about different forms of abuse and safeguarding issues. Leaders in Schools/Colleges and staff who work directly with children should read this.

About this course

Our online KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education) course allows for easy reporting, helping you keep tabs on who has and who hasn't read Part one 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 2021 changes here

The importance of KCSIE (2021 - Official Guidance) 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 questions 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 (2021 - Official Guidance) 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

1,277 real user reviews

4.5 out of 5
Too much text

I personally would have liked mini assessments throughout the course that give instant feedback and then the final assessment .Perhaps use a variety of media as I thought too much text it would have been nice to have this broken u a little - even a mini quiz part way through.

quite a good course

I thought the course was ok, very informative.

Very informative

Courses are very detailed and informative.

It was clear and concise

Really good! Clear concise and easy to follow

The course was very informative.

I work in pre-school and there was very little information relating to pre school children and the course was directed towards older children. However, the information given was very interesting and informative. Thanks you.


Easy to read format

Too many words...

Back to back text made concentration difficult.The programme advised me that I could skip Annex A and then would not let me take the test until all the Annex A pages were checked as viewed.

Course easy to follow.

This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars

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 one (or Annex A, where Governing bodies deem appropriate) of the KSCIE document to better understand their safeguarding responsibilities. 

This guidance applies to all schools and colleges and is for:

• headteachers, teachers and staff
• governing bodies, proprietors and management committees

It sets out the legal duties you must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.

All school and college staff should read part 1 of this guidance. Part 1 of the guidance is also available as a standalone document.

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