Safeguarding / Child Protection

What is Safeguarding?

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

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.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm

Who's Who?

Designated Lead: Jack Horwell

Deputy Designated Leads:

  • Felicity Bailey

  • Jessica Harvey

  • Amelia Clarke

  • Lisa Higham

Safeguarding Governor:

  • Luke Wade

Whistleblowing Governor:

Luke Wade

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy September 2022

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The ‘Prevent’ Strategy

All staff have had relevant training on the Government’s ‘Preventing Radicalisation’ agenda. Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.

The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

We have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.

The Prevent strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself, which may not be appropriate for younger children. However, it is about teaching children values such as tolerance and mutual respect.

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass directly connects the police with schools to ensure better outcomes for children who are subject or witness to police-attended incidents of domestic abuse. Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the short-, medium- and long-term effects of domestic abuse.