Safeguarding Children

The well-being of our children is of paramount importance to us and we take all aspects of this very seriously. We have an outstanding reputation for this work and have established excellent links with outside agencies.

All school staff are aware of their responsibility to identify children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm. Where there are grounds for concern, staff have a duty to take appropriate action and work with other services if required. Occasionally, this duty of Senior Designated Staff means that a concern is passed on which is later shown to be unfounded. It is hoped that parents/carers will appreciate how difficult it is for schools to carry out this delicate responsibility, and accept that Senior Designated Staff act in good faith and in the best interests of all children.

Parents should be aware that, as part of their safeguarding responsibilities, staff may log incidents of concern. Parents are particularly asked to inform the School at the first opportunity of the circumstances surrounding any accidental injury suffered by children while at home. It is particularly important that parents inform their child’s Tutor of any significant incident in their child’s life, for example bereavement, divorce, or a difficult experience with which they may have had to cope. Tutors will inform the medical staff as necessary.

Read our Safeguarding and other key policies here