Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome
Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more.
The school’s Safeguarding Team consists of:
- Ms Rachel Hickes (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Ms Avani Higgins (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Ms Julie Stewart (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Mr Alex Silk (Designated Safeguarding Lead – e learning)
Updated – April 2021
The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:
- Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
- Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 (Update January 2021)
- The Prevent Duty 2015
All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school. If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, please pass them on to the School Designated Safeguarding Leads.
All school safeguarding documents, procedures and policies are updated regularly. These include:
N.B: For documents which are password protected, please contact the office. Similarly, if you require paper versions of the documents, please do contact the school.