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Safeguarding

SUMMERFIELD EDUCATION CENTRE SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT 2018-2019

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
•Protecting children from maltreatment
•Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
•Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
•Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome

Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more.

The school’s Child Protection Team consists of: Mrs T Whitehouse (Designated Safeguarding Lead) and Mrs J Duffy (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).

The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:
• Working Together to Safeguard Children – July 2018
• Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2018
• The Prevent Duty 2015

The school has a suite of Safeguarding documents which are reviewed regularly. These are:
• Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
• Visitors’ Safeguarding Procedures
• Information for Visitors pamphlet (including Safeguarding)
• Health and Safety Policy
• Fire and Evacuation Policy
• ICT: Staff Acceptable Use Policy
• ICT: Student Acceptable Use Policy
• ICT: E-Safety Policy
• Attendance and Punctuality Policy
• Behaviour Policy
* Physical Intervention Policy
• Equality Policy
• Whistle-blowing Policy
* First Aid Policy

All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school. If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, please pass them on to the School Child Protection Team.