Safeguarding audit

Audit your current safeguarding arrangements to make sure you're up to date with the statutory safeguarding guidance in line with KCSIE 2022.

Last reviewed on 21 June 2022
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School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 5770
  1. Download our audit template
  2. Safeguarding pupils who can't attend school in person 

Download our audit template

Use it to check that your safeguarding arrangements comply with statutory safeguarding guidance.

It’s based mainly on Keeping Children Safe in Education but also draws on:

If you’re looking to audit staff members’ and governors’ safeguarding knowledge too, subscribe to The Key Safeguarding to access assessment tools that will help you test and record how much they know (membership also includes elearning courses, factsheets and more).

How often to use the audit

Complete the audit annually, or more frequently if you identify a large number of issues that need immediate action.

Also check whether your local safeguarding arrangements specify how often you must audit your safeguarding – and whether your safeguarding partners have an audit they expect you to use.

Our template includes best practice advice