You are here:

Inspection of safeguarding

Ref: 5827
Last updated on 22 February 2016
School types: All · School phases: All
In-depth article
Where can I find Ofsted's guidance on the inspection of safeguarding? This article summarises key points from Ofsted's safeguarding guidance and looks at how safeguarding arrangements affect key judgements. We address the evidence inspectors consider, and how safeguarding concerns are inspected.

Article tools

Want to read more?

To read this article in full, sign up for a free trial of The Key.

Membership starts from £1.46 per day and includes an unlimited number of logins for all of your senior team. If you join today, we'll also waive the £100 joining fee.

Membership gives school leaders access to:


  1. 1 Ofsted guidance on safeguarding
  2. 2 Inspectors evaluate compliance with statutory guidance
  3. 3 What evidence will inspector consider?
  4. 4 Inspection of checks on staff from overseas
  5. 5 Safeguarding concerns arising during inspection

Article features

  • 4 external links

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides.