Safeguarding

Raise a concern

If you have serious concerns about a child’s safety or wellbeing you should contact your local children’s services team and/or the Designated Safeguarding Lead at the school. If you believe that a crime may have been committed or a child is in immediate danger, call 999.

If you wish to raise a concern with ISI about a school, please read our Concerns Policy. There are different kinds of concerns and different processes for dealing with them.  

Once you have read our policy, and you wish to share your concern with us, please complete this online form.  If you are unsure, please complete the form and we will get back to you. 

All such communications are confidential and will not be shared with the school. Please see our privacy notice in relation to how your personal data will be processed.

What do we do about concerns?

All concerns received by ISI will be passed to the Department for Education and noted on our files.

These concerns will be considered by the Department for Education, who may use the information it receives to bring forward a future school inspection, ask ISI to do an additional inspection to look at pupil welfare, health and safety or ask us to take the concerns it has received into account when the school is next inspected.

ISI is not a complaints adjudicator and cannot investigate any concerns about a school.  Instead, we look at how the school handles concerns.  

If you have any questions then please contact us.