Leadership Safeguarding Statement

The Trustees and Headteacher recognise the importance of work with children and young people in need of protection and our responsibility to protect everyone entrusted to our care.

 

  • We recognise that we all have a responsibility to help prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect of pupils and to report any such abuse that we discover or suspect.

  • We believe every child should be valued, safe and happy. We want to make sure that children we have contact with know this and are empowered to tell us if they may be suffering harm.

  • All children and young people have the right to be treated with respect, to be listened to and to be protected from all forms of abuse.

  • We recognise the personal dignity and rights of pupils and staff, and will ensure all our policies and procedures reflect this.

  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the appointment and selection of all those who will work with children.

 

We are committed to:

 

  • Following the requirements for UK legislation in relation to safeguarding children and good practice recommendations.

  • Respecting the rights of children as described in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Implementing the requirements of legislation in regard to people with disabilities.

  • Ensuring that workers adhere to the agreed procedures of our safeguarding policy.

  • Keeping up to date with national and local developments relating to safeguarding.

  • Following any local authority guidelines in relation to safeguarding children and adults in need of protection.

  • Supporting the DSL and DDSL in their work and in any action they may need to take in order to protect children.

  • Supporting parents and families.

  •    Nurturing, protecting and safeguarding children and young people.

  •    Supporting, resourcing, training, monitoring and providing supervision to all those who undertake this work.

  •    Supporting all in the school who may be affected by abuse.

 

We recognise:

 

  • Children’s Social Care (or equivalent) may have lead responsibility for investigating allegations or suspicions of abuse where there are concerns about a child.

  • Where an allegation suggests that a criminal offence may have been committed then the police should be contacted as a matter of urgency.

  • Where working outside of the UK, concerns will be reported to the appropriate agencies in the country, and their procedures followed, and in addition we will report concerns as appropriate within the UK.

  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

 

We will formally review this statement and our policy and procedures at last annually.

 

 

If you have any concerns for a child, please contact one of the following who have been approved as safeguarding coordinators for The King’s School: -

 

Mrs Heather Lees - Designated Safeguarding Lead, The King’s School

Mrs Colleen Edmonds - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, The King’s School

Mrs Sandra Case - Designated Safeguarding Lead, Highfield Preschool

Mr Ashraf  Farahat - Trustee with responsibility for Safeguarding

Mr Andy Reeves - Headteacher

 

 

A copy of the full Policy and Procedures is available via the school website and from The King’s School Office.

  

 

THE KING’S SCHOOL

 

Signed:

 

                        ORIGINAL SIGNED BY: MALCOLM SKIPPER, Company Secretary

                        DAVID CROOK, Chair of Trustees

 

                             

                        ORIGINAL SIGNED BY:

                        ANDY REEVES,  Headteacher

  

Date:               27/10/2020