Safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children, is a broader term than Child Protection. It encompasses protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, and ensures children grow up in safe circumstances. Child Protection is part of this definition and refers to activities undertaken to prevent children suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.
SCARF – Safeguarding Concern Alert Report Form. Click on the image below to report your concern.
We are experiencing strange and difficult times at the moment as the world faces a period of insecurity the like of which we have never seen and to this end, there are extra strains being placed on all aspects of our lives. It is important that we all remain safe and well and, as we approach half term, it is important that we all stay safe on line and that we look after one another.
Stay Safe: Click here for help, support and advice for students, parents and carers to ensure that everyone remains well. Your child’s welfare and safety are paramount. If you are concerned, please inform a member of the team.
Summer Safety: School summer holidays are a peak time for railway trespass, especially amongst young people. Network Rail is promoting the You vs. Train campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of railway trespass.On 24th June 2014, Tom Hubbard took on the railway. he had no idea that this decision would change his life forever. Click here to watch the film to find out about his story.
See, Hear, Respond is a rapid support service from Barnardo’s, which helps children, young people and families affected by the coronavirus crisis. Click here or on the Barnardo’s logo above, to find out more.
Young people today are immersed in a digital world. The power of digital media to explore, connect, create, and learn is part of our culture. With this power, young people have fantastic opportunities and yet they face many potential pitfalls. As a school, we are proactive in sharing advice and guidance with our school community, illustrating both the positive and negative aspects associated with being digital. We explore the consequences of our actions and the ramifications associated with: cyberbullying, digital cheating, identity, self- image, digital footprint, communication and internet safety. We understand that it is essential for all to have the necessary skills to be able to manage the online world.
These safety and security concerns underpin the need for children and young people to learn digital literacy and citizenship skills and to support pupils to act responsibly and to use the internet in a safe and positive way.