At SBN we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected, listened to and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect, in all of its forms. We follow stringent procedures to ensure that children receive effective education, support, protection and justice.
We follow the latest guidance set out by the Government in the Keeping Children Safe in Education document and through this our principles are:-
- The child’s needs are paramount, and the needs and wishes of each child should be put first, so that every child receives the support they need before a problem escalates
- All professionals who come into contact with children and families are alert to their needs and any risks of harm that individual abusers, or potential abusers, may pose to children
- All professionals share appropriate information in a timely way and can discuss any concerns about an individual child with colleagues and local authority children’s social care
- High quality professionals are able to use their expert judgement to put the child’s needs at the heart of the safeguarding system so that the right solution can be found for each individual child
- All professionals contribute to whatever actions are needed to safeguard and promote a child’s welfare and take part in regularly reviewing the outcomes for the child against specific plans and outcomes
- Local areas innovate and changes are informed by evidence and examination of the data, serious case reviews and thematic case reviews.
Your DSL is Natasha Duehring – 07874191715
Your Alternates are Alison Ives and Mark Sawtell
Your Safeguarding Trustee is James Hutchins
At Focus School SBN Campus, we never believe ‘it won’t happen here’. To properly safeguard all of our children and young people, we will always consider the unthinkable and we will report every concern, including a ‘nagging doubt’, in line with our procedures. Effective safeguarding arrangements at SBN will be underpinned by our three key principles:
- A child-centred approach. The welfare and needs of children are paramount in all circumstances.
- Safeguarding and child protection is everyone’s responsibility
- Highly effective and timely Communication at all times
We believe keeping teachers up to date with the latest safeguarding issues is vital, therefore, full yearly training will be given, along with termly updates and weekly reminders. These will cover child protection, E-Safety, Prevent, Peer on Peer Abuse and FGM to name but a few.