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.
- 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.
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