Shortfalls on safeguarding

9th September 2011 at 01:00

Thousands of heads need to make "considerable improvements" to their child safeguarding procedures, inspectors in England have warned. Twenty- one per cent of schools scored only satisfactory ratings for their systems to protect pupils, Ofsted said. Common weaknesses of schools rated inadequate included the failure to keep a single central record of recruitment and vetting checks covering all adults who have regular contact with children.

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