Definition of safeguarding

St Peter’s adopts the definition used in the Children Act 2004 and in ‘Working together to safeguard children’. This can be summarised as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to aspects of school life including:

  • pupils’ health and safety
  • the use of reasonable force
  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
  • providing first aid
  • educational visits
  • intimate care
  • internet or e-safety
  • appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context.

The Safeguarding team

DesignatedOfficer: Mrs Anne-Marie Bahlol (Headteacher)
Deputy designated officer: Mrs Claudette Farray-Green (Deputy Headteacher and Inclusion Manager)
Deputy designated officers: Chanel Coley (School Business Manager), Jacquie McInroy
After School Club Manager: Aslom Shaha

Pace UK

PaceUK is an online course for parents if they wish to complete to gain a better understanding of Child Sexual Exploitation.

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