Safeguarding is the most crucial aspect of the work of any school.

    How can leaders and governors reassure themselves that pupils are safe? One strategy is to seek an external view of the school's policies, procedures, practice and culture. 

    HfL can offer that external eye through our safeguarding checks.Safeguarding checks

    We offer a safeguarding check which provides an external view of the effectiveness of your policies and procedures and the extent to which leaders and governors have established a strong safeguarding culture.

    Keeping you up to date

    Termly updates for headteachers highlight changes in DfE and Ofsted documentation. They also promote good practice and share 'lessons learned'.


    We offer a service which reviews, with you, any complaints received by Ofsted about safeguarding.


    Contact us on to discuss how we can support you support you with leadership and management of with safeguarding in your school or setting.

    Safeguarding portal for Hertfordshire schools

    Hertfordshire County Council, in conjunction with Herts for Learning, have created the Safeguarding portal which is designed to be a ‘one stop shop’ providing schools with the most up to date guidance, policies and resources in relation to safeguarding. This information is intended to empower schools to develop their culture of safeguarding.

    This portal is available to all Hertfordshire schools irrespective of their designation. To access the Safeguarding portal you need to be logged in to your school account.

    Contact the Early Years team for support on safeguarding for Early Years and PVI settings on 01438 544464 or email

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