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Why should I get an external safeguarding audit?

Here are several reasons why you should get an external safeguarding audit:

  1. Objectivity: An independent safeguarding audit provides an objective assessment of the school’s safeguarding policies and procedures. An external auditor is not emotionally invested in the school and can provide a more unbiased and thorough evaluation of the school’s safeguarding practices.
  2. Expertise: External auditors are typically experts in safeguarding and child protection. They can provide schools with valuable insights into best practices and help schools identify potential gaps in their safeguarding practices that may have been overlooked.
  3. Accountability: An external safeguarding audit holds the school accountable for its safeguarding practices. It provides an external validation of the school’s safeguarding policies and procedures, which can help build trust with parents, staff, and the wider community.
  4. Compliance: An external safeguarding audit can help ensure the school is meeting its legal obligations to safeguard children and young people. It can identify areas where the school may not be compliant with safeguarding regulations and make recommendations for improvement.
  5. Continuous improvement: An external safeguarding audit can help schools identify areas for improvement and implement changes to enhance their safeguarding practices continually.

An external, independent safeguarding audit provides objectivity, expertise, accountability, and ensures compliance, which can help schools create a safer and more secure environment for their students. It also promotes continuous improvement, ensuring that schools are continually reviewing and updating their safeguarding practices to protect children and young people from harm.

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If you are a school, a nursery or a Trust that is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of your students, we encourage you to sign up for our external, independent safeguarding audit.

Our team of expert auditors will provide an unbiased assessment of your school’s safeguarding policies and procedures, identify potential risks, and provide practical recommendations for improvement. Our audit will help you meet your legal obligations, build trust with parents, staff, and the wider community, and ensure continuous improvement in your safeguarding practices.

Don’t wait until a safeguarding issue arises – take proactive steps to protect your students today by signing up for our external, independent safeguarding audit. Contact us now, via the form to your right, to learn more about our 1 day and 2 day audits.


Laura White: Headteacher

‘Madeline completed a recent external safeguarding audit for our primary school.  This has proved integral to the constant development of our whole safeguarding culture.  Madeline was professional, knowledgeable, thorough and sensitive throughout the process and has been available to offer support beyond the audit time. I would highly recommend About Safeguarding.’

Ian Fraser: Headteacher

‘Just a quick message to say we had Ofsted Tues and Weds this week! Our safeguarding was praised as a strength and he said it was very effective. The audit you carried out really helped us to improve quickly and to put great procedures in place so I just wanted to say a big thank you for your help.’

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