Our Safeguarding Policy is to ensure every child who is a registered pupil at our school is safe and protected from harm. This means we will always work to;
Protect our children from maltreatment
Prevent impairment of our children’s health or development
Ensure that our children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
Undertake that role so as to enable our children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully. This policy gives clear direction to staff, volunteers, visitors and parents about expected behaviour and our legal responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children at our school. Our schools fully recognise the contribution it can make to protect children from harm and supporting and promoting the welfare of all children who are registered pupils at our school. The elements of our policy are prevention, protection and support. Our schools will establish and maintain an ethos where our pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. Children at our schools are able to talk freely to any member of staff or regular visitor to our school if they are worried or concerned about something. Throughout our curriculum we provide activities and opportunities that will equip our children with the skills they need to stay safe. This is also extended to include material that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills.