Safeguarding

What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:
  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

Read our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.


Keeping Children Safe in Education: September 2016
Please click here to access the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. It is imperative that all staff (including volunteers) read this guidance and provide consent that they have done so and we keep a register of staff who have done this. Schools must have regard to the guidance when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This document contains information on what schools should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools must comply.


Mandatory Reporting of FGM
From 31 October 2015 it is mandatory for teachers, health and social workers to report to the police if they find, or are told, someone under 18 has undergone FGM. Please click here to obtain more information on the correct procedure to follow.


E-Safety
We recognise the benefits and opportunities which new technologies offer to teaching and learning and we encourage the use of technology in order to enhance skills and promote achievement. However, the accessible and global nature of the internet and variety of technologies available mean that we are also aware of potential risks and challenges associated with such use.

Visit our E-Safety page which has activities to help children stay safe online plus guidance and advice for parents on keeping children safe at home.

Read our Computing Policy which includes information on e-safety in school..


Further Information:
Haringey Local Safeguarding Children Board
Safeguarding Children and Young People (Government website)
Safeguarding Children (NSPCC)