Children learn well if they feel safe and secure.
The school has a statutory duty and a pastoral responsibility to safeguard its pupils and protect their well-being. The school’s safeguarding and child protection policy is based on the latest DfE guidance and procedures of Tower Hamlets.
This involves protection from any form of abuse or harm including protection from radicalisation and extremism. Appendix 4 of the school’s safeguarding and child protection policy details the school’s measures to safeguard its pupils from radicalisation and extremism and how to seek the necessary support when required in accordance with the guidance in the Prevent Duty.
Key features of the school’s safeguarding and child protection policy states that the school will:
- Liaise with other agencies involved in safeguarding and child protection such as the police and children’s social care;
- Contribute to the prevention of child abuse by teaching both awareness of potential dangers and strategies which help children to protect themselves;
- Ensure that staff take part in training courses that lead to greater professional awareness of the issues involved in safeguarding and child protection;
- Promptly refer suspected cases of child abuse to children’s social care or to the policy, and;
- Carry out the necessary checks on staff, volunteers and governors to ensure that they are suitable to work with children and young people.