Ensuring Child Safety: The School and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023
At Choppington Primary School, the safety and well-being of our children is our utmost priority. We fully acknowledge this responsibility and are committed to providing a secure and nurturing environment for all our students.
That's why we actively follow the guidelines set out in the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 policy. This policy is an essential framework that aims to safeguard children and protect them from harm, ensuring that their welfare is always prioritized within educational settings.
The purpose of this policy is to provide schools with the necessary information and guidelines to identify and respond appropriately to any concerns regarding the safety and welfare of children. It outlines the responsibilities of school staff, including teachers, support staff, and volunteers, in safeguarding children and promoting their well-being.
By following this policy, we aim to create an inclusive and safe environment that fosters positive relationships and enables children to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. The key areas covered by the policy include:
- Safer recruitment practices to ensure all staff members are suitable to work with children and undergo appropriate checks.
- Responding to concerns and disclosures promptly, with a clear reporting process in place.
- Providing adequate support and pastoral care to students who may be at risk or in need.
- Delivering a well-rounded education that includes age-appropriate content on topics such as healthy relationships, personal safety, and online safety.
- Collaborating and communicating with external agencies to ensure appropriate intervention and follow-up when required.
By adhering to the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 policy, The School demonstrates its unwavering commitment to safeguarding our students, offering peace of mind to parents and the wider community. We believe that every child deserves a safe and nurturing environment where they can learn and thrive to their full potential.