Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding Children in Education - Audit

Under section 14B of the Children Act 2004, the LSCB can require a school or college to supply information in order that the LSCB can perform its quality assurance function. This must be complied with.

The independent chair of Hampshire safeguarding children board, Maggie Blyth, has written a letter outlining the audit process Microsoft Word 370kB to all educational establishments in Hampshire.

The audit tool Microsoft Word 180kB will help the Head Teacher / DSL to provide a report to the Governing Body on safeguarding practice. This will enable the Governing Body to monitor compliance with the requirements above. The audit tool is for internal use only and is to support the Governing Body to remedy any identified weaknesses or deficiencies without delay.

  • The guidance document Microsoft Word 170kB is intended to help you to find the evidence to support your audit findings.

  • The audit period will run from 6 May 2016 through to 31 October 2016.

  • Your audit return should be completed and returned electronically via the online form.