What is Safeguarding?
All schools are required to have a Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and clear procedures that guide the practices of staff when safeguarding children and promoting their welfare.
Kings Priory School (KPS) takes very seriously its duty towards all its pupils who have been entrusted to its care and seeks to provide a school environment where all children are safe, secure, valued, respected, and listened to.
At KPS all staff understand that our work in safeguarding and protecting children must always have regard for the national guidance issued by the Secretary of State and should be in line with local procedures and guidance from North Tyneside’s Safeguarding Children’s Board.
We understand the term ‘safeguarding’ to mean that we will take all reasonable measures to ensure that the risk of harm to children’s welfare is minimised as defined Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE) March 2015, (last updated Feb 2019) “The process of protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of their health or development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes."
We also understand that where we have any concerns about a child’s welfare we will take all appropriate action to address those concerns by working in full partnership with other agencies.
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