Safeguarding in Education

Working in partnership with STSA

Introduction

Safeguarding children – the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm – is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play. All schools and colleges have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are pupils. This duty is placed on Maintained schools and further education institutions (including sixth-form colleges) under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 and on independent schools (including academies and free schools) by virtue of regulations made under section 157 of this act.

The Department for Education (DfE) statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (April 2014) replaces Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education (December 2006). This statutory guidance is required reading for all school governors, proprietors and leaders. Part one of this guidance, which should be read by all staff, is published as a separate document Keeping Children Safe in Education: information for all school and college staff, which can be downloaded below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

Head of Safeguarding (Interim) Sally Palmer

Reception: 01753 875755