Commitment, expertise and time is needed for successful safeguarding
Even with the best academic outcomes, when safeguarding arrangements aren’t judged to be effective it’s likely to lead to an inadequate leadership and management judgement.
The significance of online safety within this bigger picture cannot be under-estimated, given that young people are living their lives seamlessly on and offline. Digital behaviour in schools has to be monitored in the way physical behaviour and conduct is monitored: staff can be trained to look for the early warning signs of a young person at risk in the physical environment – but who’s looking at student behaviour in the digital environment, where they spend so much time? And who is trained to recognise the markers of risky behaviour?
In a special digital safeguarding report, the team at eSafe has identified the 7 defining habits of the leadership teams in those establishments with outstanding safeguarding arrangements.