Our Safeguarding Policy outlines the commitment and the actions which ensure that our students' safety and well-being are safeguarded.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children refers to the process of protecting children from abuse or neglect and preventing the impairment of health or development. Safeguarding ensures that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care, enabling those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
The welfare of the child is at the heart of this Policy, which emphasises the need for good communication levels between all staff members and those with designated responsibility for child safeguarding and protection.
All staff members are duty-bound to help ensure the well-being and safeguarding of all students.
Aims of the policy
- To help ensure children can develop in a safe environment
- To identify children who may be suffering or who may be vulnerable to significant harm and to take action to safeguard such children both in school and at home from the risk of significant harm
- To take any appropriate action to ensure the well-being of children who may require support or protection
This Policy is to be used in conjunction, where relevant, with the school’s policies stated in the Study Guide, Rules and Regulations document.