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  • S175/157 Audit
  • School Admissions
  • Social Mobility Foundation
  • Health improvement


S175/157 Audit

Applies to-All schools

The S175/157 Audit will take place as usual during the Autumn term.  The audit template will be sent out to all schools on 1st November for completion by 12th December.  This year will be an interim audit.  However a full audit will also be available for any schools who wish to complete this instead.  The school’s 2017-18 Action Plan will also be sent out with the audit.  For those schools who did not provide an update on their actions these must be submitted along with the S175/157 Audit return.  We aim to return action plans for 2018-19 in February.  This will be dependent upon schools submitting their audits by the December deadline.  The outcome of the audits is reported directly to the LSCB, including updates on action plans.

This year we will be specifically asking schools for details of any Alternative Provision they commission.  As a reminder, should you commission any alternative provision, your school is responsible for the quality assurance of this provision.  The S175/157 Audit will ask for evidence of the quality assurance undertaken.  For example, how you ensure that safer recruitment practices are followed, safeguarding policies are up to date and staff have received training at the appropriate level.

HSCB Training

Keeping Children Safe Online, 13th November, 10am – 1pm, Civic Suite, Ellesmere Port

Key training by CEOP ambassador from Cheshire Police which provides access to a range of e-safety materials for children from pre-school to college.

Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) and Sexual Abuse Referral Centre (SARC) Briefing, 26th November, 10am – 1pm, Halton Stadium

An overview by staff from the SARC and RASASC which covers the pathway to both services; the range of services offered in relation to current and historic disclosures of sexual violence for both adults and children; and the role of the Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA).

Learning from Case Reviews & Audits, 4th December, 10am – 12pm, Runcorn Town Hall

The next briefing on learning from case reviews and audits will focus upon national and regional case reviews and the findings from Halton’s multi-agency audits on Think Family and Missing Children.  There will be learning for staff working within both the Children’s and Adults’ workforce

Booking is via the course link on the HSCB website training page:   In line with the HSCB Training Charging Policy, for those organisations who pay for HSCB training, the cost is £50 per place.  Costs may also be incurred for late cancellation or non-attendance on the day.  See the HSCB Training Charging Policy:


School Admissions

Applies to-All schools

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Secondary School Admissions 2019

 Don’t be late. Applications for a Secondary School place in September 2019 close on 31st October 2018. Apply online here.

 Primary School Admissions 2019

 Applications for a Primary School place in September 2019 are now being accepted and the closing date is 15th January 2019. Apply online here.


Social Mobility Foundation

Applies to-All schools

Please see attached information.

For the attention of secondary schools with 6th forms:

Programmes to prepare high-achieving Year 12s from low-income backgrounds for a career in an aspirational profession


Health improvement

Applies to-All schools

Please find attached, health improvement information