Maiden Beech Academy is committed to safeguarding pupils at the school. Below are a number of extracts from The Department for Education statutory guidance for schools and colleges Keeping Children Safe in Education (revised September 2016)
- Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
- School and college staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children, and prevent concerns from escalating.
- All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn. At Maiden Beech academy this is given paramount importance.
- Every school and college should have a designated safeguarding lead who will provide support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and who will liaise closely with other services such as children’s social care.
Our deputy safeguarding officer is: Mrs Kate Stubbins, Pastoral Support Co-ordinatorIf you need to contact either Mr Winch or Mrs Stubbins please use the school phone number, 01460 72677