Keeping our children safe
'Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward,
safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.'
The Governing Body of Ray Lodge Primary School takes seriously its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 (section 157 in relation to the independent sector) to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.
We recognise that all staff and Governors have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child‟s welfare is our paramount concern.
We strongly believe that our school should provide a safe, caring, positive and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.
Safeguarding at Ray Lodge Primary
If you have any concerns regarding the safety and well being of our children please contact contact a member of the safeguarding team.
What is Safeguarding ?
The phrases ‘child protection’ and ‘safeguarding’ are often used interchangeably, but the words have distinct meanings. The key statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ explains what safeguarding is:
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
- protecting children from maltreatment;
- preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
- ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
- and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Put simply safeguarding is:
- Child protection
- Supporting vulnerable children
- Safe care, at home, in school and in the community
- Taking action
Safeguarding at Ray Lodge Primary is placed at the heart of all it does. We have a clear safeguarding ethos, a policy that sets out clear expectations and processes, and high-quality training that ensures all staff know what to do and they do it consistently across the school.
Other key aspects of safeguarding at Ray Lodge include:
- Safer Recruitment
- Community issues
- Online safety
- Partnership working
- Transition Planning
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policies