Very useful practical tips and information. Immediate take home actions.Abingdon School
MAT, Academy & School Safeguarding Audits
Understanding your duties and responsibilities, and developing and embedding good safeguarding practice, is key for all MAT’s, Academies & Schools .
Whether your organisation works with children, adults or both, we can work with you to make sure that the correct measures are in place to safeguard them from harm or neglect.
How can we help your MAT, Academy or School ?
We can offer you three levels of service
1. Full Safeguarding Audit
Our safeguarding team will carry out an onsite visit, meeting with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and other relevant members of your team.
This visit will:
Ensure full compliance with current legislation:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)
- The Children Act 1989 (as amended).
- Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.
- The United Nations convention on the Rights of the Child 1992.
Typically the visit will involve:
Review of all policies and associated documents
In-depth conversations with the DSLs and focus groups
- Discussion around best practice with current processes.
- Review of electronic Single Central Record.
Our overview of safeguarding strengths and challenges across your organisation, will enable you to build a clear improvement programme.
Full Audit Report
The Inspection Team will give verbal feedback to the HeadTeacher, DSL and other relevant members of the SLT during the visit.
After the visit we will follow up with a full written report which can be presented to the Governing Body.
We can provide an independent review of current practice on a smaller scale than a full audit, liaising with key staff and people who use services and reviewing relevant documentation to provide you with a clear understanding of what is working well. We can help you build on good practice and identify where things are working less well, what the barriers are to overcoming challenges.
Safeguarding Policy updating service
JMC’s safeguarding team will support you to write, refresh, or review your organisation’s safeguarding policies, procedures and guidance.
Alternatively our Inspection team could deliver a training session for the DSL, School Compliance Officer and other members of the SLT and school administration team.
INSET : The ISI Compliant School