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:
- Working Together to Safeguard Children
- Prevent duty guidance
- Children missing education guidance
- EYFS statutory framework
- Meeting digital and technology standards in schools and colleges
If you’re looking to audit what staff and governors know and understand, and you have Whole School or Leaders+ Safeguarding membership of The Key, use it to access The Key Safeguarding which has useful assessment tools. (Membership also includes e-learning 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.
Check whether your local safeguarding arrangements specify how often you must audit safeguarding – and whether your safeguarding partners have an audit they expect you to use.