We provide an ethos and environment within school that helps children to feel safe, secure and respected. We encourage them to talk openly and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to.
Some children may find our school to be the only stable, secure and predictable element in their lives.
Maintaining children’s welfare is our paramount concern.
We support the welfare and safety of all pupils by ensuring:
- have had a suitability check, and
- are monitored consistently.
we include social and emotional aspects of learning in the curriculum
child protection is in the curriculum. This helps children stay safe, recognise when they don’t feel safe and identify who they can talk to.
students have a range of appropriate adults to approach if they are in difficulties.
all staff recognise the signs of abuse and know our procedures.
we support child development in ways that foster security, confidence and independence.
ensuring we maintain site security and students’ physical safety.
parents understand our responsibility to ensure the welfare of all children and the need to refer to other agencies in some situations.
all members of the school community follow our procedure in cases of suspected abuse.
we monitor children with welfare or protection concerns. Keeping confidential records that we store securely and share appropriately with other professionals.
we work effectively with other agencies, especially the Police and Children’s Social Care.
For more detail see our Child protection and safeguarding policy
Useful websites and local organisations
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has a comprehensive website for all aspects of safeguarding. The answers to most questions and concerns can be found on this site.
CHUMS Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People provides therapeutic support in a variety of ways.
Its unique service model ensures that they support your whole family wherever possible. CHUMS recognise that parent and carers sometimes need some help too in supporting their children when there is a mental health or emotional well-being difficulty. All the group programmes offer a facilitated parent/carer group alongside the children and young people’s groups.
RELATE (Beds and Luton)
With over 60 years of experience Relate Bedfordshire and Luton continues to help people strengthen their relationships and pick up the pieces and start over again, as well as supporting couples, young people and families before things reach crisis point.
The services can support your relationships through all the stages of your life; from being a child, through to your teenage years, becoming a couple, a parent, a grandparent and retiring into old age. Relate aim to build and strengthen your relationships, not just provide a crisis service.
Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. You will find all the information you need to keep your child safe online.