Briefing for schools: Ofsted requirements for safeguarding in schools in England
Schools in England are inspected and judged on the effectiveness of their safeguarding arrangements and need to demonstrate that they are meeting their statutory responsibilities.
This briefing outlines Ofsted’s requirements for safeguarding and what happens during an inspection. It was updated following the launch of the education inspection framework (EIF) in September 2019 (Ofsted, 2019).
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Ofsted (2019) The education inspection framework. Manchester: Ofsted.