Our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy.
Keeping Children Safe in Education
In our school, the welfare of our children is paramount.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting their welfare and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff understand their responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Annual safeguarding training is undertaken by all members of staff and governor with responsibility for child protection and safeguarding as part of INSET at the start of each academic year. All staff and governors are required to read - and sign that they have read - the current document 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'.
We will work, and be seen to work, in an open and transparent way. We use safeguarding checks in all our recruitment processes. All our staff are given appropriate induction and practical guidance for safe working practice - about which behaviours constitute safe practice, which behaviours should be avoided and what to do if they are concerned about any child in school.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the policy section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will discuss any child protection concerns about a pupil with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Child Protection/ Safeguarding Lead is Mr. S. Kearon (Headteacher).
Our Deputy Lead is Mrs. J. Watson - who is also our Data Protection Officer.
Mrs. S. McCluskey is our governor with responsibility for child protection and safeguarding.