Lady Hawkins’ School
Lady Hawkins’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our role is to develop the lives of children and we are therefore committed to ensuring that they remain safe within school. To this end, we will:
- fulfil all of their statutory responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
- have in place effective child protection, safeguarding and staff conduct policies
- have clear whistleblowing procedures
- adhere to safer recruitment practices
- have a designated professional lead for safeguarding and a trained deputy
- have a designated safeguarding governor
- have arrangements in place designed to take account of all possible safeguarding issues including Child Sexual Exploitation and Preventing Radicalisation
- have arrangements for working with other agencies and for sharing information with other professionals
- take account of their local authority’s procedures and practices established by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board and comply with any requests from them
- develop a culture of listening to children and take account of their wishes and feelings
- provide appropriate supervision and support for staff including undertaking safeguarding induction and training
- follow clear policies for dealing with allegations against people who work with children
- have clear procedures in place to handle allegations of abuse against children
- teach children about keeping themselves safe, including safety online
- put in place appropriate safeguarding responses to children who go missing from education
- monitor the quality of safeguarding practices and their impact on outcomes for children
- monitor school attendance, punctuality and pupils/students who are deemed to be missing from education.
If you are worried about the safety of any young person in our school, you must report this to a member of staff in school.