Each of our settings have a Designated Safeguarding, they also have Deputy Safeguarding Leads, who are also trained to deputise in the DSL’s absence. They also have a Lead Governor who specialise in Safeguarding. All schools are absolutely committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, in line with the duty placed on us by section 175 of the Education Act 2002.

The Trust strongly believes that all children should feel safe, protected, secure, listened to, respected and valued. Each and every child’s welfare is of the utmost importance to us and we recognise that high self-esteem, confidence, support and clear lines of communication with a trusted adult all help our children.

All our staff always strive to take a considered and sensitive approach in order to support all of our children to the very best of our ability.

We know that every person in each of our schools has responsibility for safeguarding children and at all times we will always consider what is in the best interests of the child and we ensure all staff are aware of their responsibilities to protect the children in their care, to work alongside other agencies and to fulfil their duties in accordance with The Children Act 1989 and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022.

All our trust staff are vigilant in cases of suspected abuse; recognising signs and symptoms and acting swiftly to take the appropriate action to keep our children safe; and all our staff are trained annually, either face to face or online. This training is integrated into our whole trust approach to safeguarding, staff complete additional courses throughout each and every year e.g. FGM awareness, online safety and Prevent. Our consistent use of CPOMS ensures that all concerns are raised, recorded and acted upon swiftly.

Annually, all staff working in our trust settings read Parts 1 and 5 of KCSIE and are made aware of updates and changes by the Lead DSL in their appropriate schools.




  • To raise pupil awareness and, through the curriculum, build confidence to ensure their own protection.
  • To raise awareness amongst all staff of the need for child protection and of their responsibilities in identifying and reporting possible signs of abuse.
  • To have a clear network of support for our children.
  • To proactively promote an ongoing culture of vigilance across our trust.
  • To emphasise the need for good levels of communication between all members of staff.
  • To keep confidential records of pupil progress and welfare (in a separate file to other records) and use them to inform relevant agencies and authorities, as and when appropriate.
  • To provide a systematic means of monitoring children thought to be at risk.
  • To have clear internal procedures to be followed in cases of suspected abuse.
  • To develop a coordinated approach to child protection by developing effective links with outside agencies/support agencies in order to be able to work effectively.
  • To develop informed relationships with parents so that they understand the responsibility of each school with regard to child protection.



Child Exploitation and Online Protection


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