When Ofsted Inspects Safeguarding

Are you ready for Ofsted?

These points are from the school inspection handbook with everything you need to have ready on the day.

But of course preparing for Ofsted, like safeguarding, must not be a tickbox exercise and is about far more than just a checklist. This page (currently under construction and being added to regularly) is designed to be a handy overview of things to think about all through the school year.

Read on for various links to helpful advice, plus videos from schools who share their experience with the safeguarding element of the Ofsted inspection. How can you combine you efforts to keep children safer (because you want to, not just because you have to) with efforts to make sure that Ofsted sees the evidence it needs?

Let us know what would be useful to see on this page as we add to it over the coming weeks.

Click here to read our overview of safeguarding-related changes to Ofsted inspections from the April 2021 handbook updates

Now you have read about the latest changes 👆, why not check out the first in our series of advice videos on preparing for the safeguarding element of Ofsted. If you are a DSLs who has been inspected and can share your experience, we would really like to hear from you.

What does Ofsted look at in the safeguarding part of an inspection?

How can you prepare for Ofsted throughout the year?

What does Ofsted look for in relation to online safety?