Minimum Standards & Quality Assurance Processes

Responsibility to quality assure multi-agency training is a requirement of Regulation 5 (1)(c) of the Local Children Safeguarding Boards Regulations 2006.

To fulfill this statutory function the LSCB as a minimum should "Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training, including multi-agency training, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children." (Working Together 2015)

The Leicester City and Leicestershire & Rutland Safeguarding Children Boards are committed to ensuring the delivery of high quality learning, which supports paid practitioners, volunteers and other staff in their work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Quality assurance activity will be undertaken by the LSCB, and report to LSCB Safeguarding Effectiveness Group (SEG), Quality Assurance will be the responsibility of the SEG policy officers.

Central to quality assurance activity is effectiveness of safeguarding learning, and how this in turn impacts on outcomes for children and young people.

The Quality Assurance process will support and provide evidence for a range of inspection frameworks (e.g. Ofsted inspection framework, CQC, etc.).

The following documents support the quality assurance work and offer support and clarity to organisations about the expected standards in safeguarding learning and the quality assurance processes.

Best Practice in Safeguarding Training, Golden Threads & Core Values.

These documents contains guidance about the expected standards for children's safeguarding learning. The standards will support consistency in learning and provide guidance for those involved with the commissioning, organisation and delivery of safeguarding learning.

The best practice matrix is a guide to clarify "What is best practice?" in safeguarding learning.

The matrix can:

  • Guide organisations, commissioners and offer support to make an informed choice about who may best meet their requirements and provide high quality learning.
  • Guide potential providers and trainers to support the provision of high quality learning.