Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. It determines the actions that we take to keep children safe and protect them from harm in all aspects of school life. As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils.
The actions that we take to prevent harm; to promote wellbeing; to create safe environments; to educate on rights, respect and responsibilities; to respond to specific issues and vulnerabilities all form part of the safeguarding responsibilities of the school. As such, this overarching policy will link to other policies which will provide more information and greater detail.
As a school we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, are able to talk and believe that they are being listened to.
We maintain and attitude of “it could happen here” where safeguarding is concerned.
The purpose of this policy is to provide staff, volunteers and governors with the framework they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school and to inform parents and guardians how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care.
These policies are reviewed annually and all staff are trained at least annually and more frequently as the need arises.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is our family support worker, Mrs Alison Carpenter, and she can be contacted via the school office.