Helping you deliver your

statutory duties

Playing our part by detecting risks to safety, welfare and wellbeing.

We're here to give you the visibility you need.

As schools and colleges work increasingly online, the Prevent duty and the Department for Education (DfE) Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory duties recognise the value of the digital environment as a valuable source of markers of risks to safety, welfare and wellbeing. Furthermore, the DfE specifies that appropriate monitoring systems must be in place and that schools and colleges should be doing ‘all that they reasonably can to limit children’s exposure to the risks’ from the establishment’s IT system.

The DfE guidance also states that not only must schools and colleges have visibility of the behaviour markers for safeguarding risk, they must also react as early as possible, putting in place an effective intervention strategy which is designed to prevent that risk from escalating. Failure to spot the early warning signs can damage reputations of the leadership team and of the establishment, as the Inspectorate will always report on whether or not arrangements for safeguarding children and young people are effective.

Fortunately, eSafe can help school and college leaders to meet their statutory obligations, by providing early visibility of safeguarding risks, thereby enabling them to put in place effective intervention strategies. And by revealing what’s really going on inside an establishment, and therefore providing focus for leadership teams, eSafe also helps schools and colleges with their requirement to promote the fundamental British values, as laid out in the 2011 Prevent strategy.

Helping you to provide the evidence the Inspectorate demands.

An important element of the effective safeguarding of our children and young people is the continuous measuring of intervention outcomes which schools and colleges are required to undertake. The reporting element of the safeguarding system therefore plays a significant role in providing a baseline of behaviours for this measurement, as it helps to illustrate the effectiveness of interventions as the baseline evolves over time.

The problem with software-based monitoring solutions is that the data they report often contains a significant volume of ‘false positives’, which means the underlying incident baseline can never be a true or accurate representation of the actual situation. However, with eSafe you are provided with monthly, termly and annual reports which only take into account incidents that have been certified as genuine by our specialist behaviour analysts. This means the baseline of behaviour and safeguarding risk is always accurate, enabling you to assess the effectiveness of interventions correctly and plan future strategies accordingly.

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eSafe gives us the visibility of otherwise hidden safeguarding risks that are often happening outside the college ….like domestic violence and forced marriage. Other than the learner themselves, we cannot get this intel from anywhere else, we just wouldn’t see it without eSafe.

Polly Harrow-Wright - Head of Student Support, Kirklees College.