Safeguarding Self-Assessments and Section 11 Audits
The LSCB strongly encourages all agencies that work with children and young people to ensure their arrangements reflect the importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Working Together to Safeguard Children requires LSCBs to gather data to assess whether partners are meeting their statutory obligations.
In Richmond and Kingston, Schools’ compliance with Section 11 is monitored annually and we would ask school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads to complete a Safeguarding Audit/self-assessment with their Designated Safeguarding Governor. On completion, this should be submitted to email@example.com You will then be contacted at a later date in order for us to complete a short monitoring meeting with you, in order to ensure you are addressing the areas of development on your action plan.
Whilst we do not ask for a specific format for this work, the LSCB recommend this template which has been kindly shared with us by Michele Robbins and which was developed in partnership with Merton Council. Alternatively, schools may wish to use the NSPCC tools to evaluate their own safeguarding effectiveness - Download
For more information, support and suggested templates/toolkits to use, please contact Alex Colclough, LSCB Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org
School Governors have a broad remit in covering all aspects of school life in their oversight. The LSCB has created this draft template for Safeguarding Governors to consider their own school and its needs. Please do let us know if you have any comments or alternatively contact your Kingston LSCB Governor Rep Jenny Ward, St Mary's School.
The LSCB has also produced guidance for Early Years: Self-Audit of Safeguarding Standards & Duties - Download