Safeguarding self-assessment

This year’s Safeguarding 175/157 self-assessment is now live and can be accessed at: Annual S175/157 Safeguarding Self-Assessment 2024 (

You can view a PDF version of the survey if you find it useful to view the questions in advance.

Please complete the survey by the deadline of Tuesday 14 May 2024.

Please be reminded that completion of the 175/157 safeguarding self-assessment is mandatory for every school regardless of status. This includes all academies and independent schools.

You will notice that the platform for the survey has changed this year. This is in response to feedback from school leaders, DSLs, and governors that the option to save and continue later would be useful.

These are the main points to remember when using the ‘save and continue later’ function:

  • The email address that you input at the beginning of the survey will be where your continuation link is sent to when you click ‘save and continue later’.
  • An automatic email will be sent to the email address with a link which will take you to your most recent progress.
  • If you have used the ‘save and continue later’ button more than once, you will need to access the most recent email generated to follow the correct link which will take you to your most up to date progress.
  • There is no limit to how many times you can ‘save and continue later’.
  • Your submission will only be considered as received upon full completion and submission of the whole survey.
  • Please ensure you have completed the whole survey by the deadline date of Tuesday, 14 May 2024.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected]

Thank you again for taking the time to complete this mandatory self-assessment.

If you have any queries please do contact the Education Officer team via the [email protected] email address or on 01473 263942.