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Safeguarding

What is safeguarding?

It might be difficult to accept, but every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. 

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

  • 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 and young people to have the best outcome

and

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

"Everyone who works with children – including teachers, GPs, nurses, midwives, health visitors, early years professionals, youth workers, police, Accident and Emergency staff, paediatricians, voluntary and community workers and social workers – has a responsibility for keeping them safe"

Working together to safeguard children March 2015

 

Safeguarding at Uplands

At Uplands, staff have a responsibility to create and maintain a safe learning environment for all our young people. We have a responsibility to identify where there are child welfare concerns and take action to address them in partnership with other organisations.

 All staff at Uplands are aware and kept up to date with the South West child protection procedures.

Child Protection staff training is mandatory every 3 years, although we aim to deliver whole school CP training every 2-3 years.

Promoting safeguarding and child protection is fundamental at Uplands and students are given numerous opportunities to consider risk situations and explore stratgies for keeping safe.


Lorna Breslin
Uplands Child Protecion Co-ordinator


David Stevens
Deputy Child Protection Co-ordinator

 

Please contact Lorna or David via the school office on 01793 493910

Important Documents

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Keeping children safe in education

Keeping children safe in education - Part One

Regulated activity in relation to children

Working together to safeguard children

Guidance for adults who work with children and young people

Safeguarding Guidance

Whistleblowing Policy

 

Finding out more...

Follow the links below to find out more

Autumn term Safeguarding newsletter

Swindon CSE data tool

South West Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures

LSCB - Local Safeguarding Childrens Board

Keeping Safe Online advice