Section 11 Self-Assessment Audit

The Section 11 Audit has been re-opened until the 12th January 2018. Please read below for more information on the Section 11 Audit...

This year the audit will be completed using the Enable Audit Tool which is an online auditing system created by Virtual College designed to simplify the process and improve reporting capability. If you would like to self register please click here and fill out the registration form.

To aid agencies and staff completing this audit for the first time the KSCB have put together this brief page to act as guidance to provide all the information you need to complete this audit.

What is Section 11?

Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 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.

What Does Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children Mean?

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children means:

Section 11 places a duty on?

Responsibilities of all agencies under Section 11 are clarified in HM Government statutory guidance: Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015).

How will completing the Section 11 benefit your organisation?

Why the KSCB require you to complete a Section 11 Audit?

What if I don’t complete a Section 11?

Section 11 states that all organisations who work with children and young people should ensure that they have effective arrangements in place to safeguard and promote their welfare.

If your organisation provides a service to children and/or young people or comes into contact with them, you need to ensure that you comply with Section 11 of the Children Act 2004. Not completing a Section 11 Audit will mean you are not compliant with section 11 of the Children Act 2004.

Whose responsibility is it to complete the Section 11 Audit?

It is your organisations responsibility to complete a section 11 audit. An appropriate member of staff should have a high level awareness of the service including in depth knowledge of contracts that are out to other organisations to deliver. The actual completion of the audit may be a small team effort but should be submitted by one member of staff on behalf of the organisation.

How long will organisations be given to complete the Section 11 Audit?

We envisage the Section 11 audit going live on the 2nd October 2017 and it will be closed on the 31st October 2017.

What Safeguarding Arrangements should all Organisations have in place?

FOR SELF REGISTRATION CLICK HERE 
(Please note that the S11 and S175 - School Safeguarding Audit are different and the latter will be issued separately).

 

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