At Alder Coppice Primary School we recognise that the welfare of the child is of paramount importance and takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children in its care.
Definitions of safeguarding:
"Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children's health or 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."
(Keeping Children Safe in Education)
“All agencies take all reasonable measures to ensure that the risks of harm to children’s welfare are minimised. Where there are concerns, all agencies take action to address these concerns, working to agreed local policies and procedures in full partnership with other local agencies.”
(Joint Chief Inspectors’ Report 2002).
Promoting welfare involves “creating opportunities to enable children to have optimum life chances in adulthood.”
(Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families – Government Guidance 2000).
The Governing Board will act in accordance with Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 and the supporting statutory guidance “Safeguarding Children and Safer recruitment in Education” (2006) to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in this school.
The Governing Board will act in accordance with the Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in this school.
A Shared Objective
Everyone in the education service shares an objective to help keep children safe by:
Achieving this objective requires systems designed to:
Aims of the School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:
The purpose of the Policy is to:
All children have the right to be safeguarded from harm or exploitation whatever their:-
Governors, staff and volunteers in this school understand the importance of working in partnership with children, their parents/carers and other agencies in order to promote children’s welfare.
We will endeavour to safeguard children by:
The School's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs J Randall.
The School's Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs J Bown.