Safeguarding audit & self-assessment

Protecting students and staff by providing evidence of safeguarding arrangements

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Civica’s self-assessment tool allows you to clearly track your policies in line with the latest DfE guidance, identify areas where practice could be improved and provide evidence to Ofsted that your school, academy, MAT or local authority is not only compliant with statutory requirements, but is demonstrating best practice in keeping children safe in education.

A single view of compliance

With secure online access and an easy-to-use interface, staff can complete the safeguarding audit at a time and place that suits them. Changes and updates are reflected instantly and Designated Safeguarding Leads and Local Authority Designated Officers can quickly demonstrate progress and locate evidence for stakeholders or inspectors.

Automatic alerts and prompts

Responsibilities can be assigned to appropriate staff, with prompts for action. Alerts can be sent if deadlines are missed, allowing the Designated Safeguarding Lead, SMT or LADO to maintain oversight of any non-compliance or potential issues.

Always up-to-date

Civica works closely with safeguarding experts to ensure that the audit tool reflects the most recent guidance, with any changes to requirements implemented swiftly. The tool covers a wide range of guidance – both statutory and recommended – including Keeping children safe in education; Working together to safeguard children; Protecting children from radicalisation: the prevent duty; Children missing education and the latest Ofsted inspection framework.

Consolidated dashboards

Civica’s Safeguarding Audit is appropriate for schools of any size, and excels as a solution for centralising safeguarding compliance across multiple sites. The system offers live consolidated dashboards, enabling MATs and local authorities to quickly benchmark all of their schools and academies against the same criteria.

Why choose Civica Safeguarding Audit?

Supports best practice

Improves safety and security

Provides accurate insight

Track and identify the status of your obligations regarding:

  • Policies
  • Safeguarding roles, responsibilities and impact
  • Looked After Children
  • Risk assessments and record keeping
  • Online safety
  • Safeguarding in the curriculum
  • Multi-agency working
  • Attendance
  • Recruitment and selection of staff
  • Managing allegations against staff
  • Other use of the school site



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