Guidance

Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills

Guidance for Ofsted inspectors to use when inspecting safeguarding under the common inspection framework.

Documents

Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills

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Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills

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Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills: summary of changes August 2016

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Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills: summary of changes August 2016

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Detail

The handbook sets out what inspectors must consider when inspecting safeguarding. It outlines the evidence that inspectors will look for during inspections. It also sets out the judgements that inspectors will make and on which they will report.

The handbook was updated in August 2016 and a document summarising the main changes has also been published.

It needs to be read alongside the ‘Common inspection framework: education, skills and early years’ and the individual inspection remit handbooks.

For further reading see Ofsted’ safeguarding policy and ‘Guidance for inspectors: what to do if a child or young person discloses a safeguarding concern’.