School-Home Support takes very seriously the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice.
Our safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. We aim to safeguard children by:
- Adhering to our safeguarding policy, which is regularly reviewed and updated.
- Sharing information and safeguarding concerns with agencies that need to know and involving parent/carers; children and young people appropriately.
- Carefully following the procedures for recruitment and selection of staff, all interview panel members have attended Safer Recruitment training.
- Providing effective management for staff through support, supervision and training.
- Prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals.
- Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
- Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people.
- Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern.
- Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored.
Every person has a duty and the right to report any concerns or suspicions in confidence and without fear of harassment.
If you would like any further information on our safeguarding policy please contact our Safeguarding Manager, Daniel Jarrett. Daniel has twelve years’ experience working with children and young people, and prior to his management role was a senior School-Home Support practitioner. He is the safeguarding lead for the organisation and is a qualified social worker.