At Broadoak we recognise and embrace our role in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE September 2016) makes it clear that all staff have a safeguarding responsibility. As a College, we work proactively with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
- 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 and young people to have the best outcome
Safeguarding includes child protection, medical health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more.
Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE March 2015) requires all schools, including independent schools, academies, and free schools to follow the procedures for protecting children from abuse. At Broadoak we have appropriate procedures in place for responding to situations in which we believe that a child has been abused or are at risk of abuse – these procedures should also cover circumstances in which a member of staff is accused of, or suspected of, abuse.
Our Child Protection lead staff include
- Ms E Gundry (Deputy Head, Designated Safeguarding Lead)
- Mr T Kirkby (Assistant Head, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mrs R Whitehouse (SENCO, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
The Designated Governor for Child Protection is Mr. John Brock. All staff in the College receive regular training to ensure that they can fulfil their safeguarding role.
In order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, Broadoak acts in accordance with the following legislation and guidance:
- Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education (2007)
- Keeping Children Safe in Education (DFE July 2015)
- Working Together to Safeguard Children (DFE September 2016)
- The Prevent duty -Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers (June 2015)
- Guidance for Safer Working Practices for Adults working with Children and Young People (October 2015)
The "Prevent" Programme
Since July 2015 the government's Prevent strategy has placed a legal duty on schools to report any signs of radicalisation. As a college we actively promote British values across the curriculum and through assemblies, PSHCE and extra curricular activities. The website below has recently been launched to provide parents/carers with advice and information about how to prevent children and young people becoming radicalised.
Broadoak's Child Protection Policy
Please click here to view or download our Child Protection policy.
Please click here to view the Guidance for Safer Working Practices for Adults working with Children and Young People (October 2015)
Information for Students