Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020/2021 Update

Watch this short video below for a summary of the KCSIE 2020 (as 1st September 2020) updates, and read below for the brief update in January 2021:

January 2021 Update relating to recruiting staff from overseas:


149. From 01 January 2021 the TRA Teacher Services system will no longer maintain a list of those teachers who have been sanctioned in EEA member states. Advice about how information about a teacher’s past conduct may be obtained can be found at paragraph 172.

172. …schools and colleges must make any further checks they think appropriate so that any relevant events that occurred outside the UK can be considered. These checks could include, where available:


  • criminal records checks for overseas applicants – Home Office guidance can be found on GOV.UK; and for teaching positions

  • obtaining a letter of professional standing from the professional regulating authority in the country in which the applicant has worked. Advice about which regulatory or professional bod applicants should contact is available from the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom, UK NARIC.

Further information can be found in DfE Guidance: Recruit teachers from overseas

Download KCSIE 2021 here:

For a full training session on the updated role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead, to request updated safeguarding training for your staff, or if you have any queries relating to the update, contact us