Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is a shared responsibility. HoweverÂ school's play a unique role by nature of the contact that they have with children and young people on a daily basis.
Safeguarding arrangements need to include:
Where a child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so, action should be taken to protect that child.Â Â Action should also be taken to promote the welfare of a child in need of additional support, even if they are not suffering harm or are at immediate risk.
The role of the school
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School and college staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns from escalating. Schools and colleges and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. This system is described in statutory guidanceÂ Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016. Schools and colleges should work with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
The statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 states that all schools and colleges must have clear and transparent safeguarding processes. All Senior Teachers within our School are trained Designated Safeguarding Leads and all colleagues receive regular safeguarding training.
The key people with regards to this aspect of the school are:
Our Safeguarding Policy is reviewed on an annual basis.