Our Safeguarding audit and reviews aims to identify any risks and gaps in your safeguarding compliance, at all levels of the organisation. The way we undertake audits and reviews is in partnership that provides honest, independent and factual feedback and recommendations about your organisation’s safeguarding compliance.
Audit methods can be tailored to fit your organisation’s needs and can include policy and procedures reviews, site visits and observations, detailed interviews and self-assessment tools.
All Safeguarding audits will be evidence based and documented in a balanced audit report to include areas of good practice and areas of weakness or gaps in operational or strategic areas of business, as well as recommendations to form an organisational safeguarding action plan.
- Flexible approach
- Strategic and/or operational
- Forms part of safeguarding organisational action plan
- On-site visits, face to face individual/ group interviews (in person or online), conference calls and timely follow ups
- Includes all relevant policy and procedures
- Cross referenced with relevant statutory and national guidance
Reviews can include:
- A review of Governance arrangements
- A review of all policies and procedures for example safeguarding children and adults policies, safer recruitment, code of conduct, training frameworks, training materials, whistle blowing, complaints, serious and untoward incidents, supervision, dealing allegations, induction, volunteers, members, helpline lines and web chat, social media etc.
- On-site visits, face to face individual/ virtual / group interviews, conference calls and timely follow ups
- Audit of case records / case management files including historical records subject to agreement of scope of work.
- Focus groups that may include all levels of staff and managers, volunteers and service users/beneficiaries.