Statutory Audits

The Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership have a remit to ensure that there are effective arrangements in place to protect children, young people and adults at risk from harm. This combined self-assessment is designed to provide partner agencies with the opportunity to highlight areas of strength, as well as to identify areas for development, in respect of their duties and responsibilities for safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk.

The Self-Assessment Tool is a full year review of safeguarding practice undertaken every three years, which will help partners, identify strengths and weaknesses and to develop an action plan to further enhance their effectiveness.

The Annual Review will enable the LSCB and SAB to provide a level of scrutiny and monitoring across the partnership and the review will feed into the priorities for both the LSCB and SAB Business Plan.


The Section 11 is only for partner agencies who already complete the Section 11 Audit for Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership and is not a safeguarding audit for schools or colleges.