Safeguarding

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 2019)

  • Schools and colleges and their staff are an important part of the wider safeguarding system for children. This system is described in statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children.
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners 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.
  • No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:
    • protecting children from maltreatment;
    • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
    • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
    • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
  • Children includes everyone under the age of 18.
The role of school and college staff
  • 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 staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.
At Maiden Beech Academy our safeguarding lead is: Mr Carl Winch, Headteacher

Our deputy safeguarding officer is: Mrs Kate Stubbins, Pastoral Support Co-ordinator

If you need to contact either Mr Winch or Mrs Stubbins please use the school phone number, 01460 72677

Useful documents

BTCT Whistleblowing Policy
BTCT Health and Safety Policy
BTCT Employee Code of Conduct
BTCT Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Maiden Beech Academy Safeguarding Information
Safeguarding Procedures Leaflet
Keeping Children Safe in Education - Part 1
Keeping Children Safe in Education

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