Safeguarding statement

 

Little Heath School safeguarding statement:

Little Heath School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care. “The welfare of the child is paramount” (Children Act 1989). ‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance 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; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016'.

Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 places a statutory responsibility on the governing body to have policies and procedures in place that safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are pupils of the school - Working Together to Safeguard Children Part 1 of “Keeping Children Safe in Education”- September 2016 sets out the responsibilities of governing bodies including the need to remedy without delay any deficiencies or weaknesses in regards to child protection arrangements that are brought to the attention of the school management or Governing Body.

Approved by the Governing body December 2017

The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Little Heath School is Mrs T Cameron

The link Safeguarding Governor is Mrs R Kershaw

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