Your role in the inspection of safeguarding
Everyone involved in a school or trust has a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, including governing boards and trustees. This responsibility is outlined in paragraph 2 of the statutory safeguarding guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).
Along with the statutory guidance, understanding what Ofsted inspectors will be looking for in terms of safeguarding will give you a framework for monitoring it in your school.
Read more about the changes to KCSIE for September 2023 for more detail on the latest updates.
Safeguarding impacts your school's 'leadership and management' judgement
There's no separate graded judgement for safeguarding like there is for 'quality of education', 'behaviour and attitudes', 'personal development', and 'leadership and management'.
However, inspectors will judge whether safeguarding arrangements are 'effective'.
However, if there are minor weaknesses