Questions for the DSL to make sure effective safeguarding procedures are in place
Do pupils feel protected and safe? How do you know?
What to look for in an answer:
- That people know how to complain, and understand the process for doing so
- Pupils report that adults listen to them and take their concerns seriously
- Where children are at risk, a trusted adult helps to keep them safe
- (In primary schools and nurseries) A key person system helps babies and very young children to form strong attachments with adults
Answers from a pupil questionnaire or discussions with pupils on whether they feel safe at school and know who to go to if they want to complain Answers from a pupil questionnaire or discussions with pupils on who they can go to if they do not feel safe Signage around the school that helps pupils understand who to speak