Before starting the audit it is important that a governance structure is in place. This will involve deciding on the reporting structure, choosing a single point of contact (SPOC) to oversee the audit, setting up the steering group and deciding on the timeline for the audit.
The audit involves three stages: collecting and analysing strategic documents related to peer-on-peer abuse; observations of meetings and training from strategic to operational levels; and focus groups with young people and practitioners.
It is important that the findings of the audit are reported to the right people across the area. Dissemination could include a written report and presentations to a variety of different audiences.