Leaders in Safeguarding


The Leaders in Safeguarding Standard requires:

  1. Clear lines of accountability for safeguarding children and adults at risk
  2. Committed governance and effective safeguarding quality assurance processes
  3. Full compliance with all relevant statutory requirements and guidance
  4. Comprehensive, clear and effective safeguarding policies, procedures and systems
  5. Accessible and effective whistleblowing arrangements
  6. Effective and appropriate information sharing
  7. Highly effective inter-agency working
  8. Highly effective supervision and support
  9. High priority is given to safeguarding the most vulnerable groups
  10. Precise recording of information and concerns
  11. Thorough and effective risk assessment and risk management arrangements
  12. Effective safer recruitment practices
  13. Highly effective staff training and continuing professional development
  14. Staff awareness of safeguarding arrangements and day to day practice are good
  15. Full and effective implementation of the ’Prevent’ duty
  16. Staff and service users feel safe and supported and receive appropriate information to help keep themselves and each other safe

Receiving our Gold Award has been highlighted in a published inspection report as Outstanding Practice

More about the Leaders in Safeguarding Standard

We firmly believe that our Safeguarding Standard can be reached by all organisations that provide services for children, young people and adults at risk. Our consultants are experienced safeguarding professionals from health, education and social care backgrounds. Our safeguarding audit process is thorough and highly effective. Your audit report will contain recommendations to improve any aspects of your work which do not meet our standards.

We can help you to establish outstanding safeguarding arrangements and offer support, planning, and training to further strengthen your services. Following your audit we can support you in addressing any areas requiring improvement or causing concern.

Meeting our Standards provides you with increased confidence to face statutory inspection. Displaying the Leaders in Safeguarding Quality Mark shows that your policies, procedures and everyday practices have been checked by our experts. The Quality Mark demonstrates to your clients and customers that you prioritise safeguarding and that you are serious about ensuring safety and promoting welfare in the services you provide.