Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 requires governing bodies to ‘exercise their functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children’.
Safeguarding goes beyond the contributions made to child protection in relation to individual children. Our objective is to provide a safe environment for all young people to learn and reach their full potential.
To achieve this objective we have systems in place designed to
- Prevent unsuitable people working with children and young people,
- Promote safe practice and challenge poor and unsafe practice,
- Identify instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe
School policies that contribute to this objective can be found under ‘Key Documents