Governors have agreed a Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy which is modelled on that provided by Buckinghamshire Local Authority.
The policy aims to support the development of children in ways that will foster security, confidence and resilience. It aims to provide an environment in which children and young people feel safe and secure, valued and respected and also feel confident and know how to approach adults if they are in difficulties. The policy aims to raise the awareness of all staff about the need to safeguard children and it emphasises their responsibility for identifying and reporting possible cases of abuse. The school has in place a systematic means of monitoring children known or thought to be at risk of harm and this involves engaging with other agencies responsible for safeguarding children as well.
The designated member of the Leadership Team with responsibility for child protection is Mr Sturla, the additional safeguarding lead is Miss McIver. The named governor appointed to monitor all child protection procedures and practices within the school is Mr Stevens. These individuals receive regular briefing and training, as do other staff and also governors.
Site users and visitors are expected to comply with the school’s Child Protection Policy. The school’s Selection and Recruitment Policy involves checks on staff suitability, including DBS checks.
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