Safeguarding Self-Assessments

Organisations identified as a relevant agency (those involved with the safeguarding of local children and under Section 16G of the Children Act 2004must act in accordance with the CHSCP’s arrangements and engage in the CHSCP’s Safeguarding Self-Assessment Framework.  This is a statutory requirement. The Safeguarding Self-Assessment Framework is structured on a number of minimum standards and is intended to help organisations make children safer.  It replaces the previous Section 11 audits and Section 157 / 175 audits.

The Safeguarding Self-Assessment Framework now involves the completion of an on-line tool. The old excel sheets are gone.  Once registered, you will be able to complete, amend and update your self-assessment entirely on-line.

There are three different formats depending on the size and type of your organisation.  You will have been sent the link most relevant to your organisation.

Once completed and submitted, you will automatically be sent a pdf report of your results and actions.  

If you have any queries in regard to the completion of the Safeguarding Self-Assessment  tool, please contact Sandra Reid, Business and Performance Manager for CHSCP on 0208 356 4175 or email using

Peer Reviews

The above audits are subject to scrutiny and oversight by the CHSCP. To further strengthen this oversight and provide additional support to partner agencies, the CHSCP has introduced a Peer Review process for audit returns. The Peer Review process helps partner agencies reflect on and improve safeguarding services for children and young people.