Our Academy recognises that the safety and welfare of children is paramount and that we have a responsibility to protect children in all our Academy’s activities. We understand that it is the responsibility of all staff and governors to safeguard children and young people. We take all reasonable steps to ensure, through appropriate procedures and training, that all children, irrespective of sex, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual identity or social status, are protected from abuse.
We will seek to:
- Create a safe and welcoming environment where children can develop their skills and confidence.
- Support and encourage other groups and organisations to implement similar policies.
- Recognise that safeguarding children is the responsibility of everyone, not just those who work with children.
- Ensure that any training or events are managed to the highest possible safety standards
- Review ways of working to incorporate best practice. Including policies being regularly reviewed and updated to reflect current best practice and Government expectations.
- Treat all children with respect regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity.
- Carefully recruit and select all employees, contractors and volunteers.
- Respond swiftly and appropriately to all complaints and concerns about poor practice or suspected or actual child abuse.
- Share information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately
We refer to school policies (on website); Keeping children safe in education and the EYFS Statatory Framework 2014
The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Brookside is (Across all sites): Brian Walton
The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Sarah Ashford, Mrs Sandra Cinicola, and Mr Chris Lane. Our Safeguarding Governor is Mr Stuart Clowes.