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E-Safeguarding audit tool

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New E-Safeguarding tool launched

Rapidly developing information and communication technologies (ICT) are exciting and motivating learning tools through which learning and teaching can be greatly enhanced. However, the use of ICT and particularly online technologies does present schools with some serious challenges and risks. 

NEN's E-Safeguarding tool is an online application that can help senior managers to ensure that ICT is used safely and responsibly and that risks related to ICT use are properly managed. 

The audit considers Roles and Responsibilities and E-Safeguarding Procedures, including:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Data Classification
  • Access Control
  • Use of Systems
  • Password Policies
  • Incident Reporting
  • Remote Access
  • Technical Security

The audit assumes a non-technical audience and ideally should be carried out by the members of the school’s Senior Leadership Team

Simply click on the E-Safeguarding tool and answer each question as it is presented to you. As you answer each question the system will suggest the next steps for improving your school's E-Safeguarding procedures and where appropriate direct you to further sources of information and help. You can stop the audit at any point, save your answers and resume the audit later on. When you have completed the audit you can print out your answers along with the recommended next steps.