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Safeguarding

At Dines Green Community Academy we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.

WHAT IS SAFEGUARDING?

At Dines Green Community Academy we consider the safeguarding of children to be our most important priority. Children need to feel safe, cared for and valued in order to learn and thrive. In school we follow the guidance set out in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2016 which states that schools must ensure they:

  • Protect children from maltreatment
  • Prevent the impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensure children grow up in a safe and effective care
  • Take action to ensure children achieve the best outcomes

To ensure the above guidelines are followed we take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes through our safeguarding measures regardless of their age, culture, physical needs, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and sexual identity. In order to do this we have clear procedures in place to ensure that disclosures or allegations are taken seriously, recorded correctly and investigated.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SAFEGUARDING?

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. Staff are made aware that any safeguarding issues need to be reported through the correct routes to the designated leads. When staff are recruited we follow the procedures set out in our ‘School Recruitment and Selection Policy’. Also on-going safeguarding measures are in place for staff currently employed i.e. through training and DBS re-checks.

Mrs Forrester - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Forrester -

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Assistant Head Teacher

SENDCo/Inclusion Lead

Designated Teacher for Looked After Children

 

Miss Grace - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Grace -

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Head Teacher

Designated Lead for Domestic Abuse

Pupil Premium Lead

 

Naomi Christelow - Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Christelow -

Safeguarding Governor

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