School Development Support Agency

Supporting the development of the school-led improvement system

Assured Safeguarding

Assured Safeguarding

Assured Safeguarding forms part of the regional joint-work in children’s services to maintain robust procedures for safeguarding children and young people in the East Midlands.

Questions have been developed around the themes of: leadership/accountability; performance management; casework/reviews; integration (including partnership); workforce; and prevention (including early identification).  The materials are being developed for Directors of Children’s Services (DCSs) and Elected Lead Members, headteachers, and health professionals.

The Assured Safeguarding materials illustrate ways in which leaders around the East Midlands can answer the questions for themselves.  The guidance does not seek to describe organisational frameworks and processes but will highlight individual actions, behaviours and routines that effective leaders adopt.


For more information, download the following links:

-Assured Safeguarding: Working Together

-Assured Safeguarding: GPs and Health Leaders

-Assured Safeguarding: Schools and Settings


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SDSA's Role

The SDSA co-ordinated the design, development and production of the Assured Safeguarding materials following the brief set by the regional group of Directors of Children's Services.  The SDSA also undertook the research, fieldwork, writing and editing to create these high-quality resources.

Project Impact

The Assured Safeguarding guidance materials are being found to make a significant contribution to leadership planning for safeguarding at a number of levels.  Some of the materials have been adopted with national training programmes.

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