Safeguarding is a term which relates to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding children and protecting them from harm is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play. Safeguarding is defined in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 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
• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
At Finton House we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the pupils. Creating a safe environment, where every child is heard and valued, is at the heart of our safeguarding.
At Finton House we develop and review our safeguarding policies and produces regularly and encourage pupils to use their voice to be heard in the knowledge their concerns will be taken seriously and acted upon.
At Finton House we help the pupils to develop the skills for personal safeguarding and to keep themselves safe when online, using public transport, outside in public spaces and on the roads.
At Finton House parents are encouraged to contact the safeguarding team should they have any concerns about a child’s welfare.