The Education Act, 2002 requires Local Authorities and Governing Bodies of maintained schools and institutions to have arrangements for exercising their functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children creating and maintaining a safe learning environment.
There are three main elements to our Safeguarding policy:
- prevention through the teaching and pastoral support offered to pupils/students
- procedures for identifying and reporting alleged abuse as school staff are well placed to observe signs of abuse
- support to pupils/students who may have been abused