Futura Sixth is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, partners and volunteers to share this commitment. 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.
The procedures contained in the safeguarding and child protection policy apply to all staff and governors and are consistent with those of the local safeguarding children board (LSCB) the school works in partnership with other children’s services.
Our core safeguarding principles are:
-the school’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children is of paramount importance
-safer children make more successful learners
-representatives of the whole-school community of students, parents, staff , industry partners and governors will be involved in policy development and review
-policies will be reviewed annually, unless an incident or new legislation or guidance suggests the need for an interim review.
Everyone employed at Futura Learning Partnership has a responsibility for child protection. In most cases this will be the referral of concerns to her/his line manager. In day to day contact with children at risk, we note concerns and meet with parents and other associated adults, where this is appropriate.
Increasingly, schools work with, and support different agencies to enable the most appropriate form of intervention to take place. The safeguarding and child protection policy outlines the role of Futura Sixth, the procedures that staff will follow and guidance on issues related to child protection generally. It is not exhaustive. All staff should place the needs and safety of the child as being at the centre of any decision they may need to take. The child protection and safeguarding policy seeks to ensure that child welfare is an absolute priority and to develop the understanding of all staff. All members of the school staff are expected to uphold this policy and receive regular child protection training.
Due consideration has also been given to The Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 and our child protection and safeguarding policy has been written in accordance with the DfE “Keeping children safe in education” statutory guidance for schools.
The safeguardiing and child protection policy should be read and referenced in conjunction with the following school’s other policies: