Digitisation for Safeguarding Records
At Professional Document Management, we’re experts in the secure digitising of records.
This has a particular relevance for those working in education where the need for a secure
and accurate capturing of paper work for safeguarding records is required in order to be
compliant with the latest guidelines.
“Keeping children safe in education Statutory guidance for schools and colleges” was
published by Department of Education in September 2016. The document explains that
Schools and Colleges have a duty in relation to Record keeping; “All concerns, discussions
and decisions made and the reasons for those decisions should be recorded in writing.”
Many schools and colleges have addressed this issue by using software applications for
monitoring child protection, safeguarding and a whole range of pastoral, child protection
and welfare issues in a central repository.
This allows relevant people to be alerted immediately and senior leaders are able to build a
chronology around a student. Reports on vulnerable pupils and pupil groups can be easily
produced for Case Conference Meetings, Governors and Ofsted at the touch of a button.
However, to make these systems “complete” existing paper records need to be integrated
and this is our area of expertise, with a complete service in Data Capture and Document
Scanning to transfer paper documents into an easy to use and secure archive to properly
manage important documents within your school.
Professional Document Management has over 15 years’ experience of scanning and
digitising records for many organisations. We provide a fast and reliable service for
scanning projects and of course security and confidentiality are of paramount importance
and, therefore we have well-tested and audited systems in place to maintain the highest
standards. We prioritise the protection of sensitive information whilst offering a reliable
and secure means of creating a digitised format of your paper records which are ready to
be incorporated into your safeguarding software.