Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

Schools Safeguarding Assurance

Every year we seek assurance from you that your safeguarding responsibilities are being met. These are set out under sections 157 and 175 of the Education Act 2004.

To assist you in providing this assurance to us, you can utilise any of the following methods:

  • complete the Safeguarding in Schools self-assessment audit tool (this must be completed by all maintained schools)
  • complete your own trust's safeguarding audit, which should be available to view on request
  • utilise other proof that safeguarding is monitored regularly and that effectiveness is evaluated. Evidence of which should be available on request
  • utilise the LSCP minimum standards safeguarding checklist

The assurance must be provided by a non-teaching member of your Governing Body or Board of Trustees (or Head Teacher or equivalent if your setting does not have a Governing Body or Board of Trustees). 

Academy Trusts/Federations can provide this assurance on behalf of all of their schools if appropriate and have one overarching governing body/board.

This can be done by completing our online form:

Complete the safeguarding assurance form

Completed audits should not be sent with the assurance.

If you cannot assure the LSCP, we will ask you to please let us know your intended action plan. This will then be referred to the Local Authority Education Team.

Any questions regarding our Schools Safeguarding Assurance can be sent to: