We will ensure that arrangements are in place for:
All reasonable measures to be taken to minimise the risks of harm to children’s welfare;
We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff of the school/service will often, by virtue of their day to day contact and knowledge of the children, be well placed to identify such abuse and offer support to children in need.
In order to protect our children, we aim to:
Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to
Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
Respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse
Monitor and support children at risk
Use the curriculum to raise children’s awareness, build confidence and skills
Work closely with parent/carers and support external agencies
Ensure that all adults within our school/service who have access to children have been fully checked as to their suitability.