Safeguarding Self Audit

The safeguarding message to all schools is to “maintain an attitude of it could happen here”. This document is intended to be used by schools as a self audit tool. They should gradually work through each section in an order they feel best.  There is no expectation that one person should be working on all of these areas at the same time. 

DSLs and school leaders can work through the audit and can monitor where improvements have been made and what actions they need to focus on. This list should not be seen as a replacement for a good culture of safeguarding in a school, but an adjunct to it.


Dani Lang – Senior School Improvement Advisor for

Safeguarding & Inclusion