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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.

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.

No specific frequency for monitoring provision

Changes to the checklist We've updated our checklist so it's in line with KCSIE 2022, which comes into force in September 2022, as well as other additions, including: Roles and responsibilities Your governing board should appoint a senior member of staff as the designated safeguarding lead (DSL), with the appropriate status and authority to carry out the role. This includes giving the DSL the additional time, funding, training, resources and support needed to carry out their role effectively (paragraph 103) As a