Our aim is to ensure safe and secure provision for children and learners throughout the school. Safeguarding the welfare of children and learners is part of the core business for all staff, who are expected to be aware of their responsibilities in this regard.
All staff and governors are familiar with the DFE document ‘Keeping Children Safe In Education', updated in September 2016 and through robust training all staff and governors are aware of what to do in the event of having concerns about the safeguarding and welfare of a child or learner or receiving allegations of a safeguarding nature.
The DFE statutory guidance ‘Working together to safeguard children’, is familiar to all staff who understand their responsibilities in terms of safeguarding all children in the school. The guidance was updated in March 2015.
All staff are familiar with the ‘Prevent duty guidance for England and Wales: guidance for specified authorities in England and Wales on the duty of schools and other providers in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’, HM Government, 2015. The Designated Safeguarding Lead has attended WRAP training and this is being cascaded to staff.
All staff understand their responsibilities on keeping children safe from Child Sexual Exploitation and the Designated Safeguarding Lead has received training which is cascaded to all staff.
Our school is a safe environment where children can learn and develop. We have created a culture of vigilance where children’s and learners’ welfare is promoted and where timely and appropriate safeguarding action is taken for children or learners who need extra help or who may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
Caring for our Pupils
A senior member of the school's leadership team is designated to take the lead responsibility for dealing with child protection issues, providing advice and support to other staff, liaising with the local authority, and working with other agencies. This role is also supported by a Deputy DSL.
DFE document ‘Prevent duty guidance for England and Wales: guidance for specified authorities in England and Wales on the duty of schools and other providers in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’, HM Government, 2015
Useful websites for Parents
Surrey Against Domestic Abuse