Safeguarding is an essential aspect of our school setting, as it helps to protect and support the school community. It is the legal and moral responsibility of schools to ensure that children, staff and visitors are safe and protected from harm, and by implementing robust safeguarding policies and procedures, we can ensure that we are providing a safe and secure environment for all members of our community to help prevent incidents from occurring.
Protecting students from harm
A key aspect of safeguarding in schools is protecting children from harm. This includes protecting them from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well as neglect and bullying. We have a legal and moral responsibility to ensure that our children are safe and protected from harm, and safeguarding policies and procedures are in place to help prevent these types of incidents from occurring.
Supporting vulnerable and at risk children
Another important aspect of safeguarding in school is to support children who may be vulnerable or at risk. This includes children who may have special educational needs, mental health issues, or who come from difficult backgrounds. We have a duty to identify and support these children, and safeguarding policies and procedures can help to ensure that they receive the appropriate support and services.
Protecting staff and visitors
In addition to protecting and supporting children, safeguarding in schools also helps to protect staff and visitors. This includes ensuring that staff are safe from physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and that visitors are not a risk to the school community. Safeguarding policies and procedures can help to ensure that staff and visitors are aware of their responsibilities and how to report any concerns.
Creating a safe and secure school environment
Lastly, safeguarding in school is important to ensure that our school environment is safe and secure for all. This includes ensuring that the school buildings and grounds are safe and that emergency procedures are in place in case of an incident. Safeguarding policies and procedures can help to ensure that our school is prepared for any emergency and that the school community knows what to do in case of an incident.
Knowsley Learning Centre Safeguarding Resources
As part of our commitment to making sure that our staff, governors and parents are kept up to date with safeguarding issues, we subscribe to the Knowsley Learning Centre Safeguarding Resources. This provides us with termly webinars for staff, governors and parents (which you can find here), termly newsletters and useful information (which you can find below).