What is safeguarding?
It might be difficult to accept, but every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity.
Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
•protecting children from maltreatment
•preventing impairment of children's health or development
•ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
•taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome
"the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play."
Working together to safeguard children (Department for Education 2015)
•Allerton Primary School & Nursery takes its role in safeguarding young people extremely seriously and does all it can to protect young people from harm. This includes:
•Maintaining a secure site and ensuring that all visitors to the school are recorded and monitored;
•Carrying out regular site visits with students to identify any risks to their safety;
•Ensuring that safer recruitment practices are followed to prevent those who pose a risk to children gaining access to our students;
•Ensuring that all young people understand the importance of e-safety both at school and at home;
•Filtering all internet traffic into the school to ensure that young people cannot be exposed to harmful material;
•Ensuring that all staff employed by the school have received Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance which is recorded in the Single Central Record;
•Regular training for all staff in child protection and ensuring that all staff and visitors know who our designated child protection officers are;
•Empowering young people to identify risks both within school and in their community and ensuring that they have the skills and confidence to protect themselves and others;
•Making sure that all young people understand the importance of disclosing concerns.#
To view the Safeguarding Policy please click here