“Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School and College staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns from escalating. Schools and Colleges and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. This system is described in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015. Schools and Colleges should work with Social Care, the Police, Health Services and other Services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.”
Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.
Our student’s welfare is our paramount concern. The governing body will ensure that our school will safeguard and promote the welfare of students and work together with other agencies to ensure that we have adequate arrangements to identify, assess and support those children who are suffering or likely to suffer harm.
Here at Hyde High School we are a community and all those directly connected i.e. staff members, Governors, parents, families and students have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.
We believe that at Hyde High School we should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.
We recognise the importance of providing an environment within our setting that will help children feel safe and respected. We recognise the importance of enabling children to talk openly and feel confident that they will be listened to.
We recognise that all adults within our school, including permanent and temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm.
We will work with parents to build an understanding of our responsibilities to ensure the welfare of all children, including the need for referrals to other agencies in some situations.