Student Safeguarding in a Multi-Academy Trust –
New ways for ensuring joined up and accessible safeguarding data in your MAT
Where sources of child data (eyes and ears, safeguard record keeping, digital monitoring), previously remained independent of each other, technology now permits an integration of data streams to give DSLs a more holistic view of a pupil’s wellbeing. Risks from online behaviour can be seen alongside physical observations or pre-existing vulnerabilities.
This joining up of intelligence increases pupil protection by revealing previously invisible patterns of risk, by ensuring a broader, deeper perspective to ensure a faster and more targeted support intervention as well as providing a body of evidence to support parental and other third party consultation.