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Keeping children safe is a responsibility that we take extremely seriously.  We believe that we have systems in place that have enabled to do this consistently, expanding our own knowledge and processes in line with Government guidelines (for example by incorporating advice to prevent extremism and radicalisation – the PREVENT duty) to ensure that staff are always aware of any child who may not be safe and that they know what to do in this situation.

To achieve this, we use a safeguarding policy that makes explicitly clear to staff the actions that need to be taken should they have any concerns about children.  This is supported by regular, updated continuous professional development for all staff and a commitment to train volunteers who come into contact with children in school to also be trained in child protection.  As a school, we check the background of all employees and volunteers also through DBS checks to ensure that there is as little risk as possible to our children.

A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found below:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Our safeguarding policy is designed to bring together lots of different aspects of safeguarding and child protection.  In practice, it draws on many sources of information, some of which are included below for a  more detailed view.

SET Procedures 2018

The link below will signpost you to places you can access support and help for mental health concerns:

Support for Mental Health Needs

Reporting Concerns About A Child – click here

Worried about a child

Safeguaring Worried about a child

SEAT Harmful Sexual Behaviour- Peer on Peer abuse Policy July 2021


Information Sharing – Advice for Safeguarding Practitioners

Supporting children at school with medical conditions

Prevent duty advice 2015

Safeguarding Flyer

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused

Working together to safeguard children

Dfe Health and Safety Advice

Disqualification Under the Childcare Act 2006 – Dfe guidance

Essex LADO information leaflet

Paper copies of information and policies on the website are available on request, for free, from our school office.