Safeguarding and Child Protection Audit 

Our safeguarding review complies with current DfE guidelines and the common inspection framework. During the review we will assess the safeguarding practices within your school or MAT from the top down analysing policies, practices and procedures and site security in order to support you to become fully compliant. The safeguarding review will be followed by a written report, which will take the form of a development plan with practical guidance to ensure you feel supported to make any recommended improvements.

Our standard annual service includes: 

1. The Audit

  • The extent to which leaders, governors and managers create a positive culture and ethos where safeguarding is an important part of everyday life in the setting, backed up by training at every level
  • The application and effectiveness of safeguarding policies and safe recruitment and vetting processes
  • The quality of safeguarding practice, including evidence that staff are aware of the signs that children or learners may be at risk of harm either within the setting or in the family or wider community outside the setting
  • The timeliness of response to any safeguarding concerns that are raised
  • Analysis of site safety and security
  • Analysis of medical and First Aid provision
  • Review of the Critical Incidents plan
  • Review of curriculum (personal safety and e-safety) 

2. Analysis of the Single Central Record

This analysis ensures the record includes all adults including volunteers who work in the school and is fully compliant with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

3. Detailed analysis of all relevant policies including suggestions to improve

This analysis includes a review of the accessibility of essential documents for staff and the level of understanding within school.

4. CPD Accredited Training

CP training for all staff and Governors, including new starters and volunteers. Draws upon Local Safeguarding Children Boards and DfE criteria for Education Child Protection procedures:

  • Whole Governing Body safeguarding and responsibilities training
  • Prevent training and awareness
  • Safer recruitment training 

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"The support we received from Judicium School Improvement Service prior and during our recent Ofsted Inspection was superb. We felt really prepared and confident with the process and the evidence required and the excellent advice we were given during the actual inspection made a significant difference to the overall grading. ” Jason O’Rourke, Headteacher, Washingborough Academy and Penfold Nursery

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