Child Protection and Safeguarding
'When the lives and rights of children are at stake, there must be no silent witnesses.' Carol Bellamy
We are committed in our responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children entrusted into our care, by establishing a safe environment in which children can learn, develop and flourish. We fully understand that prompting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and have clear systems in place to ensure our procedures are highly effective. All policies and procedures in reference to Child Protection are formally reviewed each year.
We have three trained designated safeguarding leads in school; Jayne Evans (Headteacher), Suzanne Cowell (Deputy Headteacher), and Jason Alexander (Assistant Headteacher), who provide support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and liaise with other services as and when necessary. We invest in Clennell Education Solutions which provides support and advice to school about behaviour and safety.
All staff members have annual safeguarding and child protection training and are aware of the referral process they should follow if they have a concern about a child’s welfare. We have a thorough Safeguarding Induction for all new staff and volunteers.
'Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.' Confucius
We are aware of our responsibilities to closely monitor the progress, achievement and emotional well-being of our Looked After Children. We also have clear policies and procedures for children missing or at risk of becoming missing from education.
For further information please refer to the following school policies:
Safeguarding Children in Education