We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where pupils are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that pupils receive effective support, protection and justice.
The Governing Body and school takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those pupils who are suffering harm.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
“Protecting pupils from maltreatment; preventing impairment of pupil's health or development; ensuring that pupils grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all pupils to have the best outcomes”.
Where concerns have been raised that a pupil is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so, the school will intervene to protect that pupil. Action will also be taken to promote the welfare of a pupil in need of additional support, even if they are not suffering harm or are at immediate risk.
If you are concerned for a pupil's health, welfare or safety in any way you must speak to the Designated Child Protection Officers:
Hayley McClenaghan (Executive Headteacher) – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sarah Clark (Headteacher) – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Michaela Romeo (School Based Social Worker) – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
|If you have concerns about a pupil's safety and wellbeing, including a child in your family, you can contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000