At St Christopher’s we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the pupils in our care. Through this commitment we aim to provide a safe and secure environment for our pupils, staff and visitors and promote a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns.
The school’s safeguarding policy is reviewed at least annually by our Governors. Our policies and procedures are in line with the Local Authority and the most recent KCSIE document. Through these policies, staff and pupils are empowered to raise concerns knowing that they will be listened to and supported.
Our commitment to safeguarding
All children, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection: to feel safe, secure, valued, respected and confident, and know how to approach adults if they are facing difficulties.
It is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children as part of their professional duties.
Indeed, everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.
All staff have an equal responsibility to act, in accordance with the Safeguarding Policy and procedures and KCSIE, on any suspicion, concern or disclosure that may suggest a child is in need of support services or is at risk of significant harm.
The safety of a child is of the utmost importance, overriding any additional concerns, for example, relating to data protection or fears of sharing information.