Safeguarding & Child Protection

Safeguarding and Child Protection are our top priority.

Child Protection means protecting children at risk of harm or who are suffering as a result of neglect or abuse.

Safeguarding means that we aim to ensure the well-being of students emotionally and physically, and will take steps in order to ensure that young people are not at risk, either from themselves or from others. Safeguarding issues include bullying, e-safety, radicalisation, child sexual exploitation, physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Helen Crabtree. All safeguarding referrals are made directly to the Designated Safeguarding Lead who may take some of the following steps when a concern is raised.

· Meeting with the young person to explore the issue

· Meeting with the parent/s to explore the issue

· Liaising and meeting with other agencies or professionals including the child’s school

· Making a referral to Social Services and liaising with them.

All our staff have received training in “Keeping Children Safe in Education” & “Working Together to Safeguard Children”.

All staff have completed enhanced CRB/DBS checks including List 99/Barred List and all are fully qualified teachers.