Safeguarding is defined as protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of health and/or development, ensuring that children grow up in the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
This Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy forms part of a suite of documents and policies which relate to the safeguarding responsibilities of the school.
In particular, this policy should be read in conjunction with the Behaviour Policy, Anti-Bullying Policy, Staff Code of Conduct, E-safety Policy and ICT Acceptable Usage Policy.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mrs V Pearce.
Deputy DSL: Ms S Fitzpatrick.
Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Hannah Tearle