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; all staff have clearance to work with children through enhanced DBS  in addition to checks on prohibitions, sanctions and restrictions that might prevent the individual from taking part in certain activities or working in specific positions.

We have clear procedures in place to report any concerns (CPOMS). 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.

Please see our safeguarding policy and safeguarding guide for staff below

Child Protection COVID-19 update 30.3.20

Child protection policy appendices

Statutory guidance which must be read by ALL school staff:


We also adhere to the guidelines in Working together to safeguard children which can be found in the link below, in addition to a young person friendly version of this document.

Working-together-to-safeguard-children Young Person’s version

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 Computing and PSHE programmes, in addition to offering training to parents. All staff receive yearly E-safety training.