Impero Backdrop provides schools and other organisations with a free second-generation digital safeguarding solution at a time when they need it most.  

With increasing pressures on schools to ensure they pick up and act on wellbeing concerns as early as possible whilst budgets are more and more stretched, we wanted to do what we can as a company to support schools and children.  

The effects of worldwide events such as the climate crisis, pandemics, and the rise of social media are being seen to have a dramatic impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of children across the globe. 

In Backdrop, you can record concerns about student wellbeing, that have been noticed by staff or disclosed to a trusted adult. Covering Child Protection and Pastoral safeguarding as well as Behaviour and First Aid concerns, you can record action taken, decisions made, and report on the issues at hand.  

To be able to supply this free of charge there are some features that are available in Impero EdAware that are not available in Backdrop. These include the integration with school MIS systems that automatically imports and updates pupil and staff data. A full comparison can be found below: 

Impero EdAware is a second-generation digital safeguarding solution that supports all areas of your safeguarding responsibilities. It offers enhanced features, partly as a result of the MIS connection. 

Syncing regularly with the MIS, Impero EdAware pulls through information such as student names, date of birth and flagged characteristics, like if they are a Looked After Child. It also brings in parent details and links siblings together and can bring in photographs and medical conditions. As student information is updated, or new pupils are added to the MIS, the connection means it updates regularly and archives students based on their leaver's date.  

By syncing with your MIS data management workload is reduced significantly and functionality increases. You can see all the contextual information it is necessary that you need to understand the full picture of a child's life on their profile. Sibling linking makes sure you consider the whole family in your decision-making.  

Additionally, Impero EdAware includes a safeguarding audit based on Department for Education and Ofsted guidance. We read over 3000 pages of advice and guidance and turned it into answerable questions that allow you to self-evaluate the school practice and policy, as well as prepare for inspection. A library of guidance and advice is also available in this section. 

Impero EdAware customers are also eligible for enhanced support and training included in their license fee.