Safeguarding at Emmanuel School

Aims

This school is committed to helping children achieve good outcomes by providing a safe learning environment that promotes their welfare and helps them to develop socially and emotionally so that they can make the most of their life chances.

In line with the Education Act 2002, the school will ensure that arrangements are in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils by:

  • providing a safe, healthy learning environment that allows them to develop to their full potential
  • safeguarding their welfare, particularly those pupils who are most disadvantaged
  • providing pupils with opportunities to discuss issues and report problems affecting their safety and welfare
  • ensuring safe recruitment practices
  • ensuring robust procedures for recognition and referral where there are welfare or child protection concerns
  • monitoring and supporting pupils who are subject to child protection plans and contributing to the implementation of their plan
  • raising awareness amongst staff of child protection issues and ensuring staff are equipped to deal with concerns
  • teaching children to keep themselves safe and ensuring they know who to approach for help
  • promoting partnership working with parents and professionals.

Responsibilities

All adults working at Emmanuel (including visiting staff, volunteers and students on placement) are required to report instances of actual or suspected child abuse or neglect to the Designated Person with responsibility for child protection.

The Designated Person is: Miss K Fitzsimmons
The Deputy Designated Person is: Miss M Bond and Miss C Burns
The Nominated Governor for Child protection & Safeguarding is: Ms Clare Barton

For more information on Child Protection and Safeguarding please read our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy under the ‘Policies’ section of this website. You will find information on the following:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • How we safeguarding children
  • Child protection procedures
  • Early years settings in schools
  • Safe recruitment
  • Staff practice and conduct
  • Health and safety/risk assessment
  • Children missing from education
  • Non-collection of children from school
  • Safeguarding vulnerable groups;
  • Children at risk of sexual exploitation
  • Children at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Children at risk of forced marriage
  • Children who run away/go missing
  • Young people living with domestic or sexual violence
  • Young people at risk of gang activity
  • Trafficked children
  • Privately fostered children
  • Young carers
  • Young people at risk of radicalisation and violent extremism

Help and Advice for Parents/Carers

As parents, you want to make sure that your children develop healthily and thrive. We are here to help you with advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and keep them safe. Here is advice and resources for helping parents to keep their children safe, advice for parents on keeping children safe out of school, at home and online, when using the internet, social networking websites and playing online games, help and advice for creating a safe and nurturing environment for your children.

For guidance, further details can be found from: