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 children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Keeping children safe is a core element of our business and the principles to which we adhere are:
•The welfare of the child is paramount
•All staff have an equal responsibility to act on any
suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at
risk of harm
•Pupils and staff involved in child protection issues will
receive appropriate support
•All children, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture,
race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal
rights to protection
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children refers to the process of protecting children from maltreatment, preventing the impairment of health or development, ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Child protection refers to the processes undertaken to protect children who have been identified as suffering, or being at risk of suffering significant harm.
Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility and this page offers advice and resources to support parents and families in this important role.