What are Ofsted looking for in a safeguarding policy?
In a video from our EduCare Voices series on YouTube, the CEO of an Academy Trust, a Headteacher, and a Safeguarding Training Consultant were among the experts discussing how to create effective and meaningful safeguarding policies.
Advice on creating a safeguarding policy
The video covers advice on:
- Making sure your policies reflect the latest statutory guidance - such as KCSIE 2019
- Keeping policies brief and easy to read
- Ensuring a safeguarding policy is unique to the school it is written for
- Ensuring a safeguarding policy links to your other policies
- Why you should revisit and regularly check the content of your safeguarding policy
- Make children and parents aware of the document and what it means
- Looking beyond physical safety and focus on a policy that will create a safe environment where children can thrive.
Denise Newsome of Learning Without Limits Academy Trust summarises it well:
“Ofsted are looking for a thread of safeguarding that runs through the school. What they are not looking for is a tick box.”
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Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2019
How will it affect you?
Our free resource includes a breakdown of what you need to know about the most recent update to KCSIE.