Student Safeguarding in a Multi-Academy Trust –
How to know if you are digitally safeguarding some pupils more than others – and what to do about it
It’s a harsh reality but if your digital safeguarding is managed locally and each school is using a different technology there could be an inconsistency in your safeguarding standards. That means you could be inadvertently protecting some pupils better than others.
For example, a pupil attending a school with a non, real-time filter is at higher risk of being exposed to appalling content than those protected with a real-time filter. A pupil in an unseen risk situation stands more chance of being spotted and helped in a school that uses digital monitoring than someone whose school monitors using eyes and ears only.
A vulnerable pupil in a school that relies on paper records may not get the right kind of help or timely help compared to a child in a school who uses digital safeguard record keeping and therefore has a more accurate and holistic view of their needs.