Monitoring safeguarding provision: checklist

Your governing board must make sure your school has effective safeguarding policies and procedures in place. Use our checklist to help you monitor your school's safeguarding practice in line with the latest version of statutory Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance.

Last reviewed on 5 July 2023See updates
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  1. Use our checklist
  2. Appoint a safeguarding link governor
  3. Receive regular safeguarding reports

Use our checklist

Go through the checklist with your designated safeguarding lead (DSL) to satisfy yourself, and the governing board, that your school has appropriate safeguarding arrangements in place.

Download: safeguarding monitoring checklist for governors DOCX, 537.9 KB

There's no specific frequency for this monitoring

The Department for Education (DfE)'s statutory safeguarding guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), doesn't specify how often you should monitor your school's safeguarding provision.

But do check with your DSL whether your local safeguarding partners set their own guidelines for this.

Get to grips with the latest changes to the checklist Our checklist has now been updated so it's in line with KCSIE 2023, which comes into force on 1 September 2023.