Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children refers to the process of protecting children from maltreatment, preventing the impairment of children’s health or development, ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
The designated safeguarding officer in school is Mrs J Hutchinson
The deputy designated safeguarding lead in school is Mr S Moore
Our safeguarding policy below provides more information.
The UK government has recently placed a legal duty on schools to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
In order to fulfil this legal duty schools must understand what is expected of them. They must be aware of the practical steps that they can take to implement effective safeguarding systems, and must develop a good understanding of the nature of these rapidly evolving issues.
The documents below detail the new legislation.