The welfare of children and adults is of paramount importance to Frederick Gent School. Safeguarding is the responsibility of every member of staff in school and covers the recruitment of staff, visitors to school, the school site and the safety of all students and staff.
The school follows local authority guidelines in terms of procedures and interventions when dealing with concerns regarding the safety and welfare of students and staff.
The school will involve or seek advice from partner agencies, e.g. Social Care, Multi-Agency Team as appropriate.
All staff receive annual appropriate safeguarding training including recognising potential signs of abuse or risk.
The school's Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy outlines procedures for dealing with concerns or disclosures.
Students explore how to keep themselves and others safe within the curriculum. Students and staff are expected to report all concerns, although members of staff will not offer confidentiality to any student making a disclosure and information will be shared with appropriate line managers or agencies.
The school promotes an awareness of on-line safety and asks parents to take appropriate steps at home to reinforce this.
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