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Keeping Children Safe

 What does Safeguarding actually mean?

The key statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ explains what safeguarding is:

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Put simply, safeguarding is:

  • Child protection
  • Supporting vulnerable children
  • Safe care, at home, in school and in the community
  • Taking action

As a school, we adhere strictly to the Keeping Children Safe In Education Policy and the Child Protection Policy.  You can download both of these key documents at the bottom of this page.