At Harworth Church of England Academy effective safeguarding of children can only be achieved by putting children at the heart of a system where we listen and hear what they say. Every individual within our school will play their part, including working with professionals from other agencies, to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children and keep them safe. Children will be taught about safeguarding issues in a way that is age appropriate. Our school aims to provide a safe environment and vigilant culture where children and young people can learn and be safeguarded. If there are safeguarding concerns we will respond with appropriate action in a timely manner for those children who may need help or be suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.
Where staff or others need to raise concerns, these should be made to a member of the safeguarding team:
Safeguarding Children Governor Statement:
The appropriate safeguarding of children is an essential element of the work of the Governing Body. It is a pre-requisite to the effective development and well-being of the children who attend Harworth Church of England Academy, and should be seen as an underlying principle in all that we do. The policies without our safeguarding folder reflect this commitment. Policies however are not enough and governors are also committed to:
- Regular review of all practice
- Appropriate induction and supervision
- Regular and appropriate training
- Sustaining the professional ethos which is open and supportive of staff, which puts children’s safety and protection at its core.
- Ensuring that Parents are aware of the school’s commitment to this