Keeping Children Safe

The safety and welfare of our students is of the utmost importance.  All adults working in the school are aware of their duty to protect children from harm and abuse, promote their welfare and be alert to indications that any student might be at risk of harm or abuse.  They are aware that this could happen to any child and that any concerns need to be referred on (see here)

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding covers the actions we take to protect the welfare all our students. More information can be found here about the different things we do here

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection concerns actions taken for those students who have been identified as having suffered or may be at risk of suffering significant harm..  More information can be found here

The School’s Duty of Care:

We have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our students under the Education Act 2002 and Children Act 1999 by identifying any child where welfare concerns exist and taking action to address them in partnership with families and other agencies where appropriate.

The school works within the London Child Protection Procedures (London Safeguarding Children Board) which has been adopted by the Sutton Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and in accordance with the Government documents:

  • “Working Together to Safeguard Children”
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education

 

For more information on particular aspects of Child Protection please follow the links below:

Self-harm

Female Genital Multilation (FGM)

Child Sexual Exploitation and Grooming

Radicalisation and Extremism

On-line safety

 

In addition, the Department for Education have compiled some useful advice and information about Child Protection, together with how to report any concerns, which can be found on

gov.uk/report-child-abuse

Our school policy on Safeguarding and Child Protection can be found here