Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding: Mr A Goodhead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs C Forster and Mrs J Tooth
King Edward VI School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted in our care. Our school will support all children by:
- Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within school
- Encouraging a positive self-esteem
- Effectively tacking bullying and harassment
At King Edward VI we recognise that
- Child Protection is everyone’s responsibility and that it is important to follow legal procedures.
- Child Protection is the activity that is taken to protect specific children from suffering. This suffering can take the form of physical injury, emotional neglect, physical neglect, sexual abuse and emotional injury.
- Safeguarding is the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers should be aware that:
- Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse.
- They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised.
- They should involve one of the Safeguarding Leads immediately.
- If one of the Safeguarding Leads is not available, please contact any senior member of staff.
- Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time.
- NSPCC – excellent source of information and advice on preventing abuse and keeping children safe
- Information on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) – A helpful website for parents
- Safeguarding Policy – October 2015
- Ofsted Inspection Report on the Local Authority’s work in child protection
- Safeguarding and private tuition
“Safeguarding requirements are met. Staff are fully trained and knowledgeable about risk assessment and child-protection issues. The school takes all reasonable steps to ensure the behaviour and safety of students when attending off-site provision.”
“The school’s work to keep students safe and secure is good. Students understand bullying in all its forms and identify that bullying is not a serious issue at the school because they are confident that, ‘there’s always someone to turn to’, and a member of staff will be on hand to help them sort out any problems. Many staff are trained counsellors. Students have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe and say they feel safe in school.”
Ofsted, March 2014