The Section 175 Audit Tool is now available to schools by logging into Bradford Schools Online and clicking on the Maintenance Tools section which will show a tab called
Safeguarding Audit (login required).
If your school completed the Local Authority format s175 Audit last year
the answers you previously gave will already be in the audit tool.
You still need to carry out the audit in full, add evidence or amend evidence then RAG rate each question.
The current tool is user friendly. You can carry out parts of the Audit, save your progress, and come back to continue when convenient.
The Education Safeguarding Team has revised the s17 Audit to incorporate the new government guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2018.
This Audit presents an excellent opportunity for the Bradford Children’s Safeguarding Board and the Local Authority to assess schools in Bradford and the completion of a single audit across all schools greatly assists with collation and analysis of data
through a consistent approach. The audit will identify what is going well and what areas require further attention and support.
If you do not have access to BSO please contact one of your establishments
Level 1 Administrators to request a login ID and password
The s175 Safeguarding Audit must be completed and submitted by Friday 2nd November
If you are having any difficulty in completing the audit or require further advice please contact the Education Safeguarding Team on 01274 439631 or email