We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. This is our highest priority. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. Due to clear Behaviour, Anti-bullying and Child Protection Policies and through regular staff training and updates, staff are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect. They follow our procedures, to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice in line with current legislature and guidelines.

Staff, pupils, parents and governors should feel secure that they could raise any issues or concerns about the safety or welfare of children and knowing that they will be listened to and taken seriously.

As a school, we are part of the Operation Encompass Scheme, which ensures that a number of the school staff are trained to liaise with the police. They receive information in confidence. This is then used to support children and their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident. The Family Support Advisor and Designated Safeguarding Lead are also trained to support those children and families in these circumstances.