The school’s commitment to safeguarding the welfare of young people and adults is our highest priority. We strive to ensure that the signs and symptoms of abuse are picked up, thus the opportunity for those wishing to cause harm to children is drastically reduced. We are committed to ensuring staff and students are trained and understand their roles and responsibilities with regard to safeguarding. Ultimately our vision is that all young people can achieve and be the best that they can be. For that to happen we are clear that everyone needs to be safe, secure and happy; and know what to do if they are not or they see others who are not. Governors are committed to ensuring the necessary training and resources required are available for the DSL to fulfil their role.
Purpose and principles
The purpose of our safeguarding policy is to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of the arrangements that we have in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students. It provides guidance to help staff who may have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, and sets out our position in relation to the safeguarding process. It is a tool that should enable the role of DSL to be seamlessly picked up if Mr Jones was not available short or long term.