Safeguarding

Child Protection is part of safeguarding and promoting welfare and refers to activities that are undertaken to: protect children and young people from maltreatment; prevent impairment of health or development; prevent radicalisation; ensure they grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and action is taken to enable all to have the best outcomes.

The College will work in accordance with guidance set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children (DFE July 2018), Keeping Children Safe in Education (DFE September 2019), What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused (DFE 2015) and Information sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers (DFE March 2015).

This policy outlines the guidance for Peter Symonds College staff in dealing with allegations, suspicions or disclosures of abuse or radicalisation by students.