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