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Section 11 Audit

The BSCP assesses the effectiveness of local safeguarding arrangements in various ways, including Section 11 Safeguarding Self-Assessment audits.

The Section 11 2004 Children Act  places duties on a range of organisations and individuals to ensure their functions, and any services that they contract out to others, are discharged having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Whilst the BSCB requests a Section 11 audit return from all member agencies, we recognise that there are a wider number of agencies working with children and young people in Buckinghamshire. This includes a range of commissioned services, voluntary, community and faith sector organisations.

It is important that robust safeguarding arrangements are in place within all of these settings.

Therefore we have a Section 11 Safeguarding Self-Assessment Tool for organisations to use.

Section 11 Self-Assessment Tool

Section 11 Self-Assessment Tool

This audit tool is designed to assist organisations in monitoring and evaluating compliance in respect of their statutory obligations under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004. Please see Working Together 2023 for more information on your organisation’s responsibility to Safeguarding.