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Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills

Guidance for Ofsted inspectors to use when inspecting safeguarding under the education inspection framework.


Inspecting safeguarding: early years, education and skills

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The handbook sets out what inspectors must consider when inspecting safeguarding. It outlines the evidence that inspectors will look for during inspections and sets out the judgements they will make.

It needs to be read alongside the education inspection framework (EIF) guidance.

For further reading see Ofsted’ safeguarding policy and ‘Guidance for inspectors: what to do if a child or young person discloses a safeguarding concern’.

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