Our prime responsibility as a school is to ensure that all children are safe. Safeguarding can be defined as ‘The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully’.
We expect all staff, governors, parents and visitors to share our commitment to safeguarding our pupils. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in safeguarding and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Barnsley Safeguarding Partnership and we have adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this, for the safety of all.
Our practice takes into account the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE). All of our staff receive appropriate training and regular updates.
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Joe Woffinden|
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads
|Designated Lead for Looked After Children (LAC)||Joe Woffinden|
|SENDCo & EHA Lead||Marc Powell|
Our Safeguarding Link Governor is Gemma Carter.