Safeguarding- Schools and colleges and their staff are an important part of the wider safeguarding system for children.

Welcome to the interactive page for Safeguarding!

Let’s keep our children safe!

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

No single professional can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: 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.

From Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE, 2016

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The following Articles apply to safeguarding:

  • Article 3 : My best interests
  • Article 6 : My survival and development
  • Article 9 : To live with my parents
  • Article 18 : To be raised by my parents if possible
  • Article 19 : Protection from harm
  • Article 20 : Special care and help if I can’t be raised with my parents
  • Article 21 : Care and adoption if I’m in foster care
  • Article 25 : Review of my treatment if I’m in care
  • Article 27 : An adequate standard of living
  • Article 33 : Protection from drugs
  • Article 34 : Protection from sexual exploitation
  • Article 36 : Protection from exploitation
  • Article 39 : Help if I’ve been hurt, neglected or mistreated

St Mary’s School

First Aid
Adult-Child Contact
E-Safety Policy
Physical Intervention
Continence Policy
Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation
Use of Children’s Images
Medical Conditions
Positive Mental Health
Mentally Healthy School
Valuing All God’s Children