Schools and Colleges

Safeguarding Audits

Safeguarding Audits:

Overview:

“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.”
[Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2019]

It is the responsibility of every member of staff in every setting to ensure they comply with the statutory standards for safeguarding and child protection, to provide a safe environment within which children can learn.

An independent audit of your safeguarding processes and procedures can be invaluable tool for ensuring your setting is safe and responds quickly and appropriately to any concerns.

What is involved?

Find out what is involved in the safeguarding audit.

The audit usually takes a full day and includes the following:

  • - Site audit for safety of the school site
  • - Review of a sample of risk assessments
  • - Policy review
  • - Spot check of SCR
  • - Spot check of safeguarding and child protection records
  • - Review of medical records and storage of medicines
  • - First aid and fire safety
  • - Interview with DSL and DDSL
  • - Interview with EVC
  • - Safeguarding training records
  • - Children not in education
  • - Attendance
  • - Behaviour and exclusion
  • - Safeguarding and E-curriculum

Ongoing support:

The Safeguarding audit will identify areas of strength and areas which will require improvement. In order to demonstrate progress against the action plan, we are able to provide monitoring visits and ongoing support, such as with recording, reducing exclusion, improving your educational visits risk assessments and improving your attendance.

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