Safeguarding

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Victoria Bowen (Headteacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Kate Testo (Learning Mentor) & Rachel Peregrine (SENDco)

Nominated Governor responsible for Child Protection: Richard Dixon

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18. 
What is Child Protection?
Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2016 

Please click here to access the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. The guidance above affirms (page 6) that 'all staff members should be aware of systems within their school or college which support safeguarding and these should be explained to them as part of staff induction. All staff (including volunteers) have read this guidance ( at least Part 1) a register exists to determine this.

The Prevent Duty
Please click here to access departmental advice for schools on the Prevent Duty (DFE) Alternatively you can also refer to (Keeping Children Safe in Education) above for further information. Staff and Governors have completed training and our Headteacher has trained as trainer- A register exists to determine which staff have completed the training.

E-Safety

We recognise the benefits and opportunities which new technologies offer to teaching and learning. We encourage the use of technology in order to enhance skills and promote achievement. However, the accessible and global nature of the internet and variety of technologies available mean that we are also aware of potential risks and challenges associated with such use. To find out more please read our E-Safey page.

Mandatory Reporting of FGM - Procedural information 

 From 31 October 2015 it is mandatory for teachers, health and social workers to report to the police if they find, or are told, someone under 18 has undergone FGM. Please click here to obtain more information on the correct procedure to follow. 

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