Section 11 Audit

Statutory Duty

Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 places a statutory duty on key people and bodies to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Specifically, Section 11 places a duty on:

These organisations should have in place arrangements that reflect the importance of safeguarding and promoting child welfare including:

West Yorkshire Section 11 Audit Tool 

The document to be completed by partners in Kirklees for the 2015 audit can be downloaded here:

Section 11 Audit Tool 2015

The 2013 Audit Tool can also be accessed here.

If you have any questions or queries about the audit document or audit process please contact Philip Cross, Safeguarding Children Co-ordinator:  Tel: 01484 225450.

The Challenge Event - Section 11

To further challenge section 11 compliance the Evaluation and Effectiveness Workstream organises meetings with representatives from the organisation audited. Each agency is asked to give a presentation on a specific theme followed by a question and answer session.

All organisations receive a report on the findings of the Section 11 process. This will include findings and recommendations identified by the challenge panels (comprising E&E Workstream, Board members and Board Chair)

Young people were included in the event for the first time in 2013 and will continue to provide valuable insight to our audit processes and have shown us many times how to engage young people to help keep them safe.

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