175/157 Audit

Local Authorities have a duty to monitor compliance with statutory guidance in regard to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 requires the governing bodies of maintained schools and further education institutions to make arrangements to ensure that their functions are carried out with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Section 157 of the Education Act 2002 and the Education Regulations 2003 requires proprietors of Independent schools (including Academies and Free schools) to have arrangements for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils at the school.
 
The purpose of this audit is to monitor compliance with primary statutory guidance and to give reassurance to the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) under their statutory obligations in the 2004 Children Act that all education settings are safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Support is available for those schools who require it (contact Education Safeguarding Advice Service (ESAS) on (01785 895836).
 
The information required is in respect of the current academic year 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016.
 
We would request the audit is completed and returned by Friday 1 July 2016.
 
We recommend that you keep a copy of this survey.  To do this, you will need to print each page - press a print screen option (control & P) or press the 'print' command from the 'file' tab before you move to the next page and before you press 'done' on the final page. (When printed out the outside of the tick box will be bold.  Ofsted may request to see a copy of this document.

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