Both of these documents set out how we work together with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined by the Department for Education in the statutory guidance “Working Together to Safeguard Children” 2015 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
Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
The school has a designated Safeguarding Lead who is Julia Wise (Deputy Head Teacher)
Deputy DSLs, David Rowe (Headteacher) Dawn Caddy (Learning Mentor) and Luke Blackham (well-being support)
The school has a designated safeguarding governor who is Patrice Meredith.
Any concerns about a child's welfare in our school should be reported to one of the above staff and will be treated with sensitivity and in confidence.
We want our children to feel happy, safe and confident in school.
Deciding if your child is ready to be left home alone can be a tricky decision.
There are lots of things to think about. Plus, there are no hard and fast ‘home alone’ rules or laws because every child is different. Whether you or your child are comfortable with the idea will often depend on how mature and adaptable your child is – and we all know how much this can vary from child to child.
Click on this link to find further information and read around the laws regarding leaving your child alone at home.