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Guidance

Safeguarding concerns: guidance for inspectors

What an Ofsted inspector should do when a child or young person tells them that a child or young person is being harmed or at risk of harm.

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Guidance for inspectors: what to do if a child or young person discloses a safeguarding concern

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Guidance for inspectors: what to do if a child or young person discloses a safeguarding concern

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An Ofsted inspector may learn during an inspection that a child or young person is being harmed or at risk of harm. This guidance explains what the inspector should and should not do.

For further reading see Ofsted’s safeguarding policy and ‘Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills’.