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