We recognise that all staff and Governors have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern. As part of this the school operates Safe Recruitment practices including ascertaining the suitability of employed staff and volunteers in regulated activities. Checks will be made through the Disclosure and Barring Service and the National Teachers Council’s Prohibition List, as recommended by Buckinghamshire Council and in line with current legislation.
We promote a culture of safeguarding and vigilance within the school, beginning with ensuring all staff receive an appropriate level of induction and training to support them in their understanding. All adults (including supply teachers and volunteers) new to our school will be made aware of the school’s policy and procedures for child protection, the name and contact details of our Designated Safeguarding Lead, their role and responsibilities under Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 and the booklet “What to do if You’re Worried a Child is Being Abused”, and have these explained, as part of their induction into the school.
All members of staff are regularly trained to develop their understanding of the signs and indicators of abuse, how to respond to a pupil who discloses abuse and the procedure to be followed in appropriately sharing a concern of possible abuse or a disclosure of abuse.