Safeguarding

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

If you have a concern about a child

If you have a concern about a child, please talk to one of our designated safeguarding team (ask at the office) or you can contact the NSPCC to report your concerns here.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Please click here to access the statutory guidance from the Department for Education (KCSIE 2021). It is imperative that all staff (including volunteers) read this guidance and provide consent that they have done so and we keep a register of staff who have done this. Schools must have regard to the guidance when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This document contains information on what schools should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools must comply. You may also want to read this Working Together to Safeguard Children document.

Mandatory Reporting of FGM

It is mandatory for teachers, health and social workers to report to the police if they find, or are told, someone under 18 has undergone FGM. Please click here to obtain more information on the correct procedure to follow.

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

What is Child Protection?

Anita Bright, Inclusion lead is Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Fiona Crean, Headteacher, is Deputy DSL

Jean Schembri, School Business Manager is Deputy DSL

Safeguarding means:

Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment

preventing harm to children’s health or development

ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care,

taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes. Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.