Safeguarding Audit

Schools Safeguarding

Safeguarding Audit

Other than inspections, how do you know your safeguarding provision is effective and compliant with statutory guidance and legislation? Let the team here at Schools Safeguarding make this easy for you by carrying out a full audit on your school’s safeguarding provision. Looking at everything from site security to policy, and procedures, a safeguarding audit will identify areas of good practice and areas for improvement. The audit will consist of a Safeguarding Consultant visiting your school, for at least one full day to meet with staff and scrutinise policy procedures and practice. The findings will then be compiled in an Action Plan and Report which will be emailed to you. A follow-up visit will then be undertaken at a suitable time, normally a term later than the original visit. During this process, we will keep in touch with you regularly to support and guide you in improving safeguarding. Any recommendations that are made in the Action Plan are optional and will incur additional costs. We will work together to devise a package of support that is affordable and effective.

The audit will cover:

  • - Compliancy and effectiveness of policies and procedures relating to safeguarding and child protection
  • - Governor oversight and challenge of safeguarding provision
  • - Safer Recruitment and training records, including Single Central Record
  • - How the role of DSL is undertaken, supported and managed
  • - Record Keeping and how records evidence concerns, pupil voice, Early Help requirements etc.
  • - Multi-Agency working
  • - Site Safety
  • - Online Safety
  • - Culture of safeguarding
  • - Any specific issues that arise during the audit process.

Details:

Audits will be carried out at a time that is agreed between Schools Safeguarding and the contact at the school, normally the Head Teacher or DSL. If more than one day’s visit is required, this will be arranged as soon as possible after the initial visit. A Safeguarding Audit visit would normally require a full day from 8.30-4.30.

Action Plans and Reports will be provided by email within 10 days of the initial visit(s).

Any recommended actions other than general advice and support will incur an additional cost. A quote for this work will be given and cost, duration and terms and conditions will be agreed upon prior to any further work being provided.

If extensive travel or any accommodation is required to facilitate the audit, this will also incur additional costs which will be quoted at the time of the request.

Costs: £500 for school visit(s), completion and provision of Report and Action Plan, follow up visit and general support and advice relating to the audit.

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