Taken from Assured Safeguarding -For leaders in schools & early years settings below is a definition of what Ofsted is looking for in terms of outstanding safeguarding practice:
‘The school is a leader of high quality practice, ensuring, for example that its
procedures are constantly updated to reflect developing technologies. The school
has excellent quality assurance and risk assessment systems, which are routinely
informed by pupils’ and parents’ views, including those who may have barriers
to communication. There is a comprehensive awareness of safeguarding issues
among the governors and staff at all levels, all of whom receive regular training on
safeguarding, in particular child protection. As a result, a realistic and proportionate
approach to safety and safeguarding permeates all aspects of the school’s life.
The school’s collaborative working with other key agencies is exemplary.’ Ofsted.