The Department of Education, through Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE Sept 2016) and Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE 2013) places a duty on organisations to safeguard and promote the well-being of children and young people. At St Edward’s School we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of all our students.
On occasion, a student may disclose information of a sensitive nature to a member of staff. When this happens, staff will listen and explain clearly and calmly to students that information about their safety may mean that other people have to be informed in order to support and safeguard them. They cannot promise to keep such information confidential.
When a member of staff has any child protection or welfare concerns about a student, they have a duty to report these concerns to the designated teacher in the school. In dealing with such instances we are legally required to follow the Borough of Poole procedures which may require us to involve external agencies including Children and Young People’s Social Care.
St Edward’s School takes its Safeguarding and Child protection responsibilities very seriously. We work closely and share information with the local authority and other appropriate external agencies, to ensure the welfare of all our students. if you have any concerns about a child’s welfare, please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team:
- Mr C Barnett – Deputy Headteacher
- Mr A Bousfield – Assistant Headteacher
- Mr I Henry – Assistant Headteacher
- Mr C Farrow – Assistant Headteacher
- Mrs D Moody – Safeguarding Designated Governor
See also the Safeguarding Policy found in the ‘Policy’ section – Click Here