Adults in our school take all welfare concerns seriously and encourage children and young people to talk to us about anything that worries them. All staff believe that our school should provide a safe, caring, positive and stimulating environment that promotes social, physical and moral development of the individual child. All staff recognise when young people are at risk and how to access help if it is needed.
Our processes are based upon the statutory guidance for schools and colleges - Keeping Children Safe In Education (September 2022)
Should a child suffer significant harm, or be likely to do so, Cox Green will do all it can to take action to protect them. Action will also be taken to promote the welfare of a child in need of additional support, even if they are not suffering harm or at immediate risk.
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 they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
School staff are particularly important, as they are in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children, promote children's welfare and preventing concerns from escalating.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.
Roles and Responsibilities of our staff
Due to day to day contact with students, staff are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. Students will often identify with an adult in the school as someone who will listen to their concerns and be supportive. All staff therefore: