What are your school’s benchmarks for achieving safeguarding success? Passing your regular accreditation inspections might be one? Who establishes your safeguarding standards; the accreditation bodies, you or both? Are they based on ITFCP recommendations or higher?
Is success measured by decreasing numbers of recorded safeguarding incidents at school, or by the quality of your inquiries and outcomes achieved for children? Is it ‘the best interests of the child’ that forms the central measure of safeguarding achievement, or is it assessed by the expedience with which such matters are finalized?
Consider enhancing levels of confidence and understanding for senior leadership and establish a ‘safeguarding roadmap’ via an externally derived and tailored 112safeguarding audit.