Safeguarding & Child Protection
Safeguarding is a term which encompasses child protection and relates to actions taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and is defined in the statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education September 2016 as:
- protecting children from maltreatment,
- preventing impairment of children’s health and development,
- ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
We believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, stimulating and safe environment which promotes the welfare and social, physical and moral development of the individual child. The health, safety and well-being of all our pupils are of paramount importance to everyone who works in Burdett-Coutts and all children have the right to protection from harm, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability.
Having safeguards in place within our school not only protects and promotes the welfare of children but also it enhances the confidence of governors, staff, volunteers and parents/carers. These safeguards include our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy as well as procedures for dealing with issues of concern or abuse.
Our safeguarding procedures are also reflected in other school policies. For a copy of these policies, please click here to see a selection or contact the school office for further information.
If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other pupil at Burdett-Coutts school, please make an appointment to speak to Mrs. L. Deary who will know who to contact for the best advice and help and is experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.
Designated Safeguarding & Child Protection Officer:
- Mrs. R. Dyer
Assistant Designated Safeguarding & Child Protection Officer:
- Mrs. L. Deary
Child Protection link governor:
- Mrs. S. Butcher
Health & Safety link governor:
- Mr. W. Walter
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