This policy has been developed in accordance with the principles established by the Children Acts 1989 and 2004; the Education Act 2002, and in line with government publications: ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 2018, Revised Safeguarding Statutory Guidance 2 ‘Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families’ 2000, ‘What to do if You are Worried a Child is Being Abused’ 2015. The guidance reflects, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2022.
The Board of Trustees takes seriously its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.
We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff (1), volunteers and trustees, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.
All staff believe that our school should provide a caring, positive safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.
The aims of this policy are:
(1) Wherever the word “staff” is used, it covers ALL staff on site, including ancillary supply and self-employed staff, contractors, volunteers working with children etc., and trustees.
See our Prevent Strategy for Idsall's response and responsibilities to the PREVENT duty.
Recent issues and trends that we have been made aware of, are listed in the Safeguarding Alerts for parents and carers.
Idsall School's full Safeguarding Policy is available to download below along with associated policies. If you would like a paper copy posted to you, please contact Mrs L. Pinchin, PA to the Headteacher, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Operation Encompass-Supporting children and young people exposed to domestic abuse
- Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
- Anti Bullying Policy
- Complaints Procedure for Students
- Complaints Procedure
- Employee Code of Conduct
- Information Sharing Advice Safeguarding for Practitioners
- Behaviour Policy
- Allegations Against Staff Policy
- Use of Reasonable Force Policy
- Recruitment & Selection (including Safer Recruitment) Policy
- Whistleblowing Policy
In addition, Shropshire’s Safeguarding Children Board has a very useful website that provides links to both statutory and local guidance and protocols with regard to safeguarding, and keeping children safe. The website is able to be used by parents/carers, children and professionals, and can be found by following the link: http://www.safeguardingshropshireschildren.org.uk/
An emotional wellbeing drop-in-centre (Beam), is also provided by Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Council for children, young people (under 25), parents, carers and professionals. For further information click on the link: https://shropshire.gov.uk/media/11400/beam-how-to-find-us-how-it-looks-oct-18.pdf
Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk and Kooth: https://kooth.com also provide free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.
Please see the attachments below for top tips and advice with regard to 'Safeguarding' for parents, carers and young people.
- Assembly on Student Online Safety
- West Mercia-June 2020 Parent Leaflet
- County Lines Leaflet (Parents/Carers)
- Guide for Keeping Children Safe when Home Alone
- Shropshire Child Exploitation - Leaflet for Parents/Carers
- Top Tips for Children and Young People with Regard to Bullying
- Top Tips for Parents and Carers with Regard to Bullying