At Handel House School we are committed to the protection and safety of the children. We maintain rigorous procedures for child protection and we expect everyone working within the setting to take responsibility for following these procedures. The purpose of this policy is to provide staff, volunteers and Headmistress with the guidance they need and to inform parents and guardians how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care. Safeguarding children describes the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
This policy is subject to continuous monitoring, refinement and audit by Mrs Victoria Haigh who is the Headmistress, Proprietor and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Mrs Wendy Smith who is the Deputy DSL. Mrs Victoria Haigh (using an external auditor) in her role as the Proprietor will undertake a full annual review of this policy and procedures, inclusive of its implementation and the efficiency with which the related duties have been discharged. This discussion will be formally documented in writing. The Proprietor recognises the expertise staff build by undertaking safeguarding training and managing safeguarding concerns. As such, staff can contribute to and shape our safeguarding arrangements and Child Protection Policy. Any deficiencies or weaknesses recognised in arrangements or procedures will be remedied immediately and without delay. All staff will be informed of the updated/reviewed policy and it will be made available to them in either a hard copy or electronically.
Download our Safeguarding Policy in full by clicking the button below. This policy is made available to parents or guardians of pupils on request to the school office, during the school day, or by e-mail.