This support add-on will provide you with a bespoke review of your safeguarding practices to help you further promote the safeguarding and welfare of your pupils. It can be included as part of your existing Oak, Beech or Cedar support package if time allows, or purchased separately. If you would like to order this service as part of your existing support package*, please contact us ›

* If you would like to include this in your existing School Support package but do not have sufficient time available, then you can upgrade your current package instead of purchasing this add-on. Please contact us for more information

The GROW Safeguarding Review was an essential part of the school's ability to effectively self-evaluate with confidence. It gave school leaders clarity on what was working well and what needed to be worked on and gave governors confidence that judgements made by school leaders were externally validated. The review lasted a day and encompassed all areas of safeguarding. The lead from GROW brought significant experience in all areas and answered all questions around compliance and best practice. The report covered all areas reviewed during the day and enabled the school to create an action plan for how to improve safeguarding. A highly challenging day but one that was carried out in a supportive manner and gave the school crucial feedback on areas for improvement. Would recommend unreservedly.

How it works:

Commissioning a rigorous external review and audit of your existing practises and procedures is an invaluable way of ensuring that potential risks are minimised.

Your review will be conducted by our consultants who are highly experienced in safeguarding processes and procedures. It is likely to take between one to two days and will consist of:

  • preparation time
  • all or most of one day in school, depending on school size and focus
  • report writing time

We can also offer a 1/2 day health check where appropriate, which will provide you with ongoing verbal feedback and a brief record of visit.

Only by appraising the measures currently in place can you be assured that they’re up to standard and effective, and where identified, prevent or reduce the risk of recurrence of similar incidents.

We are aware that every school has its own unique context, so if you would like to explore other options or have a particular requirement or need to discuss, please contact us here ›

The review will assess:

Scrutiny of policies & strategies

eg: child protection, safeguarding, online safety, whistleblowing

Interview of key representatives

eg: designated leads, link governors, pupils

Review of procedures

eg: Single Central Record and other administrative paperwork

Evaluation of whole school practices

eg: safer recruitment, staff induction, training programmes

The school environment

eg: site security, fire safety, health & safety, evacuation procedures

Assessing medical procedures

eg: medical needs, first aid provision, recording of injuries

Review of external communications

eg: school website, display notices, first aid information, mobile phone use

Ensuring ongoing statutory compliance

eg: risk assessments and legal requirements & documentation

NEW: Safeguarding spotlight sessions

In partnership with Education Child Protection (ECP), we are delighted to offer a suite of 6 certificated recorded Spotlight CPD sessions for your staff (two each term). Costing only 1 day of your School Improvement package, this is an excellent way to provide all staff with high quality on-going safeguarding CPD.

Sessions are an hour long and are available to access for the whole term.

  • Autumn: Child-on-Child abuse and Professional staff behaviour
  • Spring: Online Safety and Mental Health
  • Summer: Preventing Radicalisation and Honour based abuse

Please email or use our contact form, with the header ‘Safeguarding Spotlight Sessions‘ if you would like to book these sessions.

For an overview of all our safeguarding options, please click here.

Please note:

Our focus review, governance and headteacher’s appraisal support add-ons are designed to supplement our School Support packages. Together they offer full flexibility, allowing us to be responsive to the specific needs of your school, while retaining our high standards of advice and expertise. Add-ons can be included as part of your existing threesix or twelve days support package if time allows, or purchased separately. If you would like to include them as part of your existing support package, or upgrade to a package with more time, please contact us for more information ›

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