Manage Safeguarding

Operationalise, control and audit your school's safeguarding approach through 9ine's KCSIE 2023 Safeguarding Toolkit. Improve online safety through our Filtering & Monitoring Assessment.

Audit, manage, evidence, collaborate and maintain your Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 compliance programme with 9ine's KCSIE 2023 Toolkit

Bird’s Eye View

The cloud based collaborative toolkit empowers schools and colleges to:

  • Audit their current safeguarding practices against 2023 requirements, identifying tasks, issues and risks which require managing
  • Manage the compliance cycle, providing real time PDF reports to boards of governor and other stakeholders on compliance completion, issues and risks
  • Create a longitudinal history of compliance against each requirement, supporting evidence of decision making, including context, for future audit
  • Collaborate with colleagues on approach for managing and maintaining compliance, creating a single point of reference for KCSIE compliance
  • Identify and quantify the resources (people / budget / time) needed to manage and maintain a KCSIE compliant safeguarding approach

Our toolkit ALSO includes a framework to technically audit, in an IT sense, your filtering, monitoring and firewall for compliance with the enhanced Online Safety requirements.

The 9ine KCSIE toolkit distils the 558 KCSIE requirements into 130 each to manage components, which all directly correlate to KCSIE 2023.

The toolkit will make your KCSIE compliance management ever so easier, less time consuming, and will remove the anxiety that you may have missed something!

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Audit and assure your filtering and monitoring systems to ensure they are correctly configured and operating

9ine’s Safeguarding Systems Implementation programme enables schools to effectively understand, evaluate and implement the necessary technical and operational controls to manage online risks of harm. This includes areas such as discrmination, drugs / substance abuse, extremism, gambling, images of abuse, porngraphy, privacy & copyright theft, self-harm and violence. The output supports evidencing compliance with statutory regulation such as Keeping Children Safe in Education, accreditation such as the CIS International Protocol, and local and international child protection laws.

  • Implement differentiated filtering for different grades, year groups and user types
  • Create a documented record of the security and configuration of your filtering and monitoring systems for future reference and audit
  • Empower your designated safeguarding / child protection lead with the knowledge and tools they need to make age appropriate decisions for internet access and use
  • Provide accurate intelligence to safeguarding / child protection leads on children and other users who are at risk of harm
  • Gain evidence based confidence that the systems you have implemented to monitor risks of harm are actually configured and working properly
  • Secure the network perimeter of the school correctly through robust configuration of the firewall and associated services
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Evaluating the right systems for your school, based on your unique circumstances

There are many solutions for firewall, filtering and monitoring. Some are designed for corporate settings, with education as an afterthought; and others specifically designed for education. Some are cloud based, others on-premise. Each has its own set of benefits and weaknesses. In following 9ine’s Safeguarding Systems Programme your school can evaluate the effectiveness of its current systems, make improvements where there are gaps, and identify other systems or platforms for the gaps that aren’t manageable with your current set-up.

One Team

Evidence effective operational management of technology related safeguarding risks of harm

Coordinated action between safeguarding / child protection teams, senior leaders and IT can have a significant impact in the process of developing safer school communities. In following 9ine’s Safeguarding Systems Programme schools will tangibly experience and be able to evidence how they are making their community safer.