Safeguarding Audits


Details of Safeguarding Audits

Safeguarding audits look at the school’s provision and effectiveness of safeguarding. This is a comprehensive report and the audit will comprise the following areas of scrutiny and evaluation, working in line with the latest Education Inspection Framework.

The Safeguarding audit comprises of the following areas of scrutiny and evaluation:

  1. Policies and Procedures
  2. The Designated Safeguarding Lead role
  3. The culture and ethos of safeguarding
  4. Staff understanding
  5. Training and induction
  6. Governance role and approach
  7. Child’s voice and experience
  8. Parental voice and experience
  9. Record Keeping and electronic record keeping software
  10. Quality of referrals
  11. Online safety
  12. Filtering and monitoring
  13. Wellbeing support and ethos
  14. Equality and Diversity
  15. PSHE / RSE offering
  16. Off-site education provision

Documents to be made available throughout the safeguarding audit might include:

  • Child Protection Policy
  • Relationships and Sex Education policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Behaviour, Discipline and Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Equality Statement
  • Intimate Care Policy
  • SEND Policy
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Training presentation 
  • Staff Induction details
  • Staff Safeguarding Training records
  • PSHE Curriculum 
  • Section 175 /157 
  • Annual report to governors 
  • Details of the filtering and monitoring provider
  • Confirmation of all safeguarding training, professional development etc for DSL and DDSLs
  • School website 

We will spend one day on-site getting to know the staff and children, and understanding the ethos of your setting. This will provide the foundation for us to complete a safeguarding audit, and produce a report and action plan for you. The audit will be completed in close collaboration with the DSL and is an opportunity to evaluate safeguarding and child protection fully.

Why are Safeguarding Audits Important?

It is essential that schools are able to demonstrate compliance with safeguarding best practices to help ensure the safety and welfare of children.

Understanding your obligations as the Designated Safeguarding Lead for your school or educational establishment is important, to be able to get the correct policies and procedures in place. Our safeguarding audits are designed to do just that, with expert consultation and explanation to form your school's action plan.

What my Clients Say

Some recent quotes from clients who have commissioned safeguarding audits from us, include:

‘I was really nervous, but Ella put us at ease straight away’

‘It was so helpful to have a fresh pair of eyes to notice things we hadn’t realised’

‘Some of the recommendations are so simple but make such a big difference’

‘I feel so much more confident now’

Frequently Asked Questions

A safeguarding audit is a process of assessing an organisation's policies, procedures, and practices to ensure that they are effective in preventing and responding to incidents of harm, abuse, or neglect of vulnerable individuals.

A safeguarding audit is important because it helps schools and organisations identify areas where they need to improve their safeguarding practices. It also helps to ensure that an organisation is meeting its legal and ethical obligations to protect vulnerable individuals.

Any organisation that works with vulnerable individuals, such as children, the elderly, or people with disabilities, should have a safeguarding audit. We work with schools, education providers, companies and organisations to ensure the correct safeguarding practices are in place. 

A safeguarding audit typically involves a review of a school or other organisation's policies, procedures, and practices related to safeguarding children and vulnerable individuals, as well as interviews with staff to assess the effectiveness of these measures.

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