S175 Safeguarding Audit

SAFEGUARDING & 175 Safeguarding Audit:

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

Section 175 Safeguarding Audit

Schools and colleges have a statutory duty under Working Together to Safeguard Children and Section 175 of the Education Act (2002) to provide assurance to the WSCP about arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Assurance is primarily provided through completion of the annual Section 175 safeguarding audit which is completed online. More information and details of how to register are available here:


New audit model 

The Patnership use a newer model for Section 11 and 175 to include shorter audits throughout the year using Survey Monkey.  The topics are listed below:

  • Policies, Procedures & Thresholds
  • Contextual Safeguarding
  • Multi-agency Training
  • Safer Workforce
  • Understanding the Daily Lived Experience of Children

Download the full calendar below:

Audit Guide

For support on completing the 175 audit, either access the Narrated Powerpoint Presentation here or for to view the evidence document click here

Safeguarding Training

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, WSCP most face-to-face training is currently suspended – to view virtual training packages (plus specific school support packages including: Designated Safeguarding Lead role, Safer Recruitment and also Section 175 audit support, please click here