All staff within our schools and homes have attended safeguarding and child protection training. Within our facilities, a number of our young people will have experienced disturbing situations and as a result, may be placed on the child protection register. Recognising this, we take every precaution to ensure that individual concerns with regard to pupils will be addressed by staff at all times.
Cambian fully recognises its responsibilties for child protection. The five main elements to our policy are to:
✓ Ensure we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children
✓ Raise awareness of child protection issues and equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe
✓ Develop and implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected case, of abuse
✓ Support pupils who have been abused in accordance with the agreed child protection plan
✓ Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop
We recognise that, because of their day-to-day contact with children, staff are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. We will therefore:
✓ Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to
✓ To ensure children know that there are adults whom they can approach if they are worried
✓ Include opportunities in the personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) curriculum for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse
We follow the procedures set out by the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and take account of guidance issued by the DfE to:
✓ Ensure there is a designated senior person for child protection who has received appropriate training and support
✓ Ensure all members of staff (including temporary and supply staff) and governing bodies know the name of the designated senior person responsible for child protection and their role
✓ Ensure all staff and volunteers understand their responsibilties in being alert to the signs of abuse and responsibility for referring any concerns to the designated senior person responsible for child protection
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