A new report published today, 'Safeguarding at scale', sets out strategic approaches for school trusts to develop excellent practice in keeping children safe.
The report highlights the need for all staff in schools and trusts to be clear on the importance of safeguarding and the role they have to play as well as recognising a growth in complexity brings an increased need for taking a considered, strategic approach.
In the report, safeguarding expert and education lawyer, Dai Durbridge draws upon developing practice from across the school trust sector to propose a model for the delivery of safeguarding at scale in trusts of all sizes. This model offers a framework which trusts can use to form their own strategic development of safeguarding structures and practice.
Highlighting the opportunity for greater collaboration in the sector, Dai Durbridge said:
"Safeguarding at scale puts trusts in an excellent position to use their skills, expertise, data and intelligence to drive safeguarding standards across education, not just within their trust. Don’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to your safeguarding strategy; learn from each other and share your own versions.”
Safeguarding at scale is part of the Confederation of School Trusts (CST) Bridge To The Future series, launched at their annual Safeguarding conference: 'Working together to keep children safe'.