SAFEGUARDING – KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN SAFE IN SCHOOL
Our primary concern is to ensure all children at Chilton feel HAPPY and SAFE with us. If we can do this, then all of our children will be successful in their learning journey.
Designated Senior Person for Safeguarding Children: KATE LAW
Deputy Senior Persons for Safeguarding Children: NATALIE BARROW, HANNAH CHESHIRE, MATTHEW LAMPRELL
Nominated Chilton Governor responsible for Safeguarding /Child Protection: HANNAH CHESHIRE
Viking Academy Trust Safeguarding Lead: EMILY HUGHES
Viking Academy Trust Safeguarding Governor Lead: JOANNA BRAND
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
preventing harm to children’s health or development
ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
What is Child Protection?
Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.
Safeguarding Summary/Staff understanding - Quick overview
Please click here to obtain a basic overview on Safeguarding. The summary information acknowledges the key areas that all staff/volunteers are expected to have an understanding of. A series of key questions and answers are included which will inform a series of discussions with staff. It is this aspect (as reflected in KCSIE Sep 2018) where schools are expected to demonstrate and provide evidence that ‘mechanisms are in place to assist staff to understand and discharge their role and responsibilities’. Assessing and providing evidence that staff has understood key information/statutory guidance/procedures will be through:
Online CPD/courses/training attendance
Through daily practice
Questions answered at various points in the year from a defined list. See Appendix A in the summary document