Safeguarding children and protecting them from harm is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is :
• protecting children from maltreatment;
• preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
All Northern Counties School staff are trained annually and all staff have clearance to work with children. We have clear procedures in place to report any concerns. We also teach our learners to keep themselves safe, both within the school grounds and in the wider world. We work closely with parents and wider multi agency teams to ensure that there is clarity and understanding of our procedures in relation to child protection.
The designated safeguarding person is Jo Allen (Head of School).
We have designated safeguarding leads; Claire Ramsay, Frances Henderson and Julia Patterson.
Please see our safeguarding policy and safeguarding guide for staff below:
E-safety and child safety online is also a key feature of the work we do to keep our young people safe. We cover aspects of this within our ICT and PSHCE program, in addition to offering training to parents. All staff receive yearly E-safety training delivered by our own staff who are trained as CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) ambassadors.