WHAT IS SAFEGUARDING?
The phrases ‘child protection’ and ‘safeguarding’ are often used interchangeably, but safeguarding has a distinctive meaning.
The key statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ explains what safeguarding is:
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:
Put simply, safeguarding is:
It might be useful to think of safeguarding as being the filing cabinet and child protection simply one drawer within the cabinet. Safeguarding is most successful when all aspects are integrated together.
Planning for Safeguarding
Successful safeguarding does not happen by chance, but by careful planning.
Three key elements include;
Our Safeguarding Principles
As a staff team, we have developed our own set of Safeguarding Principles, based on the Keeping Children Safe in Education document. You can see these on the 'policies' page or by clicking here.