Safeguarding Responsibility

All settings providing education to children will:

  • Work in partnership with outside agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in line with Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) and Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016).
  • Ensure that safer recruitment practices and safeguarding policies and procedures set out a culture of vigilance and challenge.
  • Provide induction and regular Safeguarding training to enable all adults to recognise signs of abuse and neglect; act in the interests of the child and maintain an awareness of issues that could affect our children.
  • Work collaboratively with other agencies to promote early support for our children and their families, before their needs escalate to a point where intervention would be needed.
  • Challenge ourselves and others to ensure actions are completed in a timely way and press for reconsideration if the situation does not improve.
  • Quality assure all safeguarding practices including maintaining support and oversight of the Designated Safeguarding Officers, their actions and decisions and record keeping.
  • Ensure all adults working with our children follow our Safeguarding Policy, and that they understand that safeguarding is ‘everyone’s responsibility’.
  • Complete any actions and recommendations received from appropriate bodies in order to ensure policies and procedures follow LSCB, ISI, Local Authority and statutory guidance.

  • Provide pupils with a curriculum which promotes their safeguarding and enables them to maintain healthy relationships.