Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
- Protecting children from maltreatment;
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
- Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School is particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns from escalating. Schools and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. This system is described in statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. Schools and colleges work with social care, the police, health services, and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
At Evolve, we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure students receive effective support, protection, and justice.
The Consilium Evolve Child Protection Officers are:
- Overall Safeguarding Lead – Mr Bell
- The Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr Bell
- The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs White
- Designated Looked After Children Teacher & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs White
- Nominated Governor –
- Designated E-Safety Co-ordinator – Mrs White
- Health & Safety Safeguarding – Mrs White
Safeguarding and Child Protection
People sometimes wonder what the difference is between the terms safeguarding and child protection.
In practice, Safeguarding is the policies and practices that schools and Governing Bodies employ to keep children safe and promote their well-being. This means everything from security of the buildings, to the safe recruitment of staff and everything in between.
Child Protection is a term used to describe the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
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Further safeguarding concerns can be emailed to, email@example.com
Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership that supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse.
Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident, this is so that appropriate support can be put in place for the child.