Your child's welfare is our number one priority
Safeguarding our children and promoting their welfare is our number one priority and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We believe that:
- All children have the right to be protected from harm;
- Children need to be safe and to feel safe in school;
- Children need support which matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse;
- All children have the right to speak freely and voice their values and beliefs;
- All children must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other;
- All children have the right to be supported to meet their emotional and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy healthy sociable child will achieve better educationally;
- Schools can and do contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying, exploitation, radicalisation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk taking behaviours; and
- All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse.
Safeguarding is defined as:
- 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 to have the best life chances.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):
Miss Gillian McElvogue (Headteacher)
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs Alex Irving
Our Designated Governor for Safeguarding:
Ms Libby Graham
You can read our safeguarding policy documents here.