What Ofsted will ask and look for
By 8am on the day of inspection, you must give inspectors secure access to:
- A list of referrals made to your designated safeguarding lead (DSL), including:
- Those that were subsequently referred to your local authority (LA)
- Brief details on the resolution(s)
- Any referrals made to the local authority designated officer regarding staff or other adults
This is set out in paragraph 107 of the School Inspection Handbook (2023).
For a small number of these pupils, inspectors will check how the referral was made and the thoroughness of the follow-up (see paragraph 306 of the inspection handbook, linked above).
To show Ofsted your safeguarding arrangements are effective, you’ll need to:
This is explained in this guidance about how Ofsted inspects safeguarding. Read our guide to find out