Safeguarding

Policy

As a school we take safeguarding very seriously and expect all members of our community to protect and promote our pupils’ welfare and wellbeing. We address many aspects of wellbeing and British values through our curriculum.

On occasion we share information with other agencies to protect the welfare of pupils at Forest Moor School. We will always discuss this with families beforehand, unless we believe this discussion could put a child or young person at risk of harm.

If a parent, career, visitor or guest has any concerns about the safety or welfare of any student or family at Forest Moor School please contact one of the designated staff members above.

The safeguarding team are able to offer support, advice and guidance to you with regards to safeguarding and child protection concerns you may have.

Child-Protection Policy

 

 

What is Safeguarding?

Forest Moor is committed to fulfilling its statutory duties, roles and responsibilities under Section 175 Education Act (2002), the Children Act (1989) and Section 42-46 of the Care Act (2014) in ensuring each and every learner is protected and safeguarded against potential harm and abuse.

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding legislation and the UK Government states that Safeguarding is:-

  • Protecting vulnerable children from abuse or neglect.
  • Making sure people are fully supported in order to gain access to health care and stay well.
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in safe and effective environments.
  • Taking action in order to ensure that all children and young adults have support to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Making sure that all children and young adults receive safe and nurturing care.
  • It is making sure that all children and young people are supported in order to have a full and happy life.

The Prevent Duty

Forest Moor recognises and responds to its duty to protect our learners from the risk of radicalisation under the Prevent duty. All staff have undertaken Prevent training in line with the Prevent duty to protect children and vulnerable adults from radicalisation. Please click on the link below regarding the Government’s publication on preventing children from radicalisation – The Prevent duty.

Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-children-from-radicalisation-the-prevent-duty 

Useful links for parents.

Additional Safeguarding Resources

Please find listed below links to other safeguarding websites and resources

NSPCC – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ 

Childline – https://www.childline.org.uk/?scrlybrkr 

Samaritans – https://www.samaritans.org/ 

Winston Wish – https://www.winstonswish.org/ 

Young Minds – https://www.youngminds.org.uk/ 

Educate Against Hate – https://educateagainsthate.com/