Section 11 audit (Partner agency self-assessment)
Section 11 (s11) of the Children Act 2004 places a duty on key bodies to ensure that their functions - and any that they contract out to others, are discharged “with regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children”.
The s11 audit tool is a self-assessment tool used by agencies to gauge their compliance to s11 requirements and it is based on the Pan-London s11 self-assessment tool. The LSCB reviews the s11 audit of statutory services to check their compliance with s11 of the Children Act 2004 and the audit programme runs over 2 years (see timetable below). Statutory services can use the audit tool to monitor commissioned services’ compliance with the s11 criteria. Any other organisations from the VCS or Faith sector are encouraged to use the simplified s11 Safeguarding checklist below to monitor the effectiveness of their own arrangements for safeguarding children at a strategic level.
Please request the Partner agency self-assessment (s11 audit) tool from Sabina Malique (email@example.com tel 0207 926 6887) or Andrea Klingel (firstname.lastname@example.org tel 0207 926 4224). The guidance below will take you through the self-assessment step-by-step but if you have any further queries in regard to the completion of the audit tool, please contact Sabina or Andrea.
Support sessions are offered for organisations to come in and get some support, please refer to the Training section to book those.
Partner agency self-assessment guidance (s11)
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s11 Safeguarding checklist
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Section 157 / 175 audit (School safeguarding checklist)
Sections 157 and 175 of the Education Act 2002 places a statutory duty on independent and maintained schools to make arrangements to ensure that in discharging their functions, they have regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and that any services they contract out to others are provided having regard to that need.
In fulfilling its statutory objectives under Section 14 of the Children Act 2004, the Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board is required to ensure that schools are meeting these duties effectively.
A Safeguarding checklist was developed to gather information to ensure that all schools and education settings in Lambeth have arrangements in place according to s157 / 175 and s11 statutory requirements. All schools and education settings complete this on an annual basis.
If you have any queries in regards to the completion of the Safeguarding checklist, please contact Denys Rasmussen, Safeguarding lead for Early Years and Primary schools on 020 7926 8915 or email drasmussen@Lambeth.gov.uk or Sarwan Singh Jandu, Safeguarding lead for Primary schools, Secondary schools and colleges on 0797 6490 051 or email at sjandu@Lambeth.gov.uk
Safeguarding checklist for Lambeth schools
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