Part Two: Management
The designated governor with responsibility for safeguarding and ‘Prevent’ is John Bowdler.
The designated governor with responsibility for Online Safety is Ann Lombardi.
Their role is to take leadership responsibility for our safeguarding arrangements.
The governing body has strategic leadership responsibility for our safeguarding arrangements and must ensure that we comply with their duties under legislation. They must have regard to KCSIE, ensuring our policies, procedures and training in our setting are effective and comply with the law at all times.
Our Headteacher will ensure that the policies and procedures, adopted by this governing body, are understood, and followed by all staff.
All governors have received appropriate safeguarding and child protection training (including online safety) training at induction. This will ensure they have the knowledge to provide strategic challenge to test and assure themselves that the safeguarding policies in our setting are effective and support the delivery of a robust whole-setting approach to safeguarding. This training will be updated annually.
The governing body/proprietor will act under their obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK GDPR, Human Rights Act 198, the Equality Act 2010, (including the Public Sector Equality Duty), and their local multi-agency safeguarding arrangements.
Our approach to safeguarding
This governing body will ensure that we facilitate a whole setting approach to safeguarding. This means ensuring safeguarding and child protection are at the forefront and underpin all relevant aspects of process and our policy development. Ultimately, all systems, processes and policies will operate with the best interests of the child at their heart.
Where there is a safeguarding concern, our governing body and our senior leaders will ensure the child’s wishes and feelings are taken into account when determining what action to take and what services to provide. Systems are in place, and they will be well promoted, easily understood and easily accessible for children to confidently report abuse, knowing their concerns will be treated seriously, and knowing they can safely express their views and give feedback. We will work with children to remove any barriers to reporting.
We will facilitate staff to contribute to and shape our safeguarding arrangements and Child Protection policy.
We will ensure that suitable arrangements are in place to provide access for all staff to access safeguarding supervision. Please see our Safeguarding Supervision policy.
Policies and procedures
We aim to ensure there are appropriate policies and procedures in place in order for appropriate action to be taken in a timely manner to safeguard and promote children’s welfare.