Safeguarding means everything to do with keeping children safe. For example it can be as simple as stopping children from running down corridors to making sure equipment and resources are working properly.
Read our school's safeguarding statement here.
You can view our child protection and safeguarding policy here.
Child Protection is when children are at risk of significant harm because they have been neglected or because of concerns to do with physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Such high level concerns are dealt with by the senior designated staff in schools. At South Failsworth this is Louise Sidaway and Alison Murray. When we are informed or become worried about child protection concerns it is the school’s job to report our concerns to Children’s Services. We are not the investigating agency, that is another aspect of Children’s services, usually Social Services.
From the 1 July 2015, the new Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty, known as the Prevent duty, on all schools and academies, to have due regard to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. All staff working in schools must know how to recognise, respond and refer children and young people who are vulnerable and at risk of radicalisation. Schools also have a key role in building children’s resilience to being drawn in to terrorism.
Click on the following link for documentation : Revised PREVENT duty guidance
OTHER KEY DOCUMENTS
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