Safeguarding at Caldicott

 

At Caldicott, we are committed to the health, safety and well-being of every boy in our care.

We aim to…

  • be a leading school for child safety.
  • promote a safe environment for all boys so that they can enjoy their time at school and are able to reach their full potential.
  • encourage an environment where all boys can talk to an adult and feel that they are being listened to.
  • ensure all staff (including supply, volunteers and governors) are aware of the Safeguarding Child Protection Policy and have regular training.
  • continuously develop and improve our safeguarding procedures, which encourages excellence in safeguarding amongst all our staff.
  • ensure our recruitment policy includes all proper checks on staff and regular volunteers.

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is in line with current government guidelines (Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2018, Working Together to Safeguard Children - Department for Education 2015, the government's Prevent Duty Guidance – 2015) and is reviewed in conjunction with our Behaviour and Anti-Bullying policies. We may occasionally work with outside agencies in order to further develop a safe environment for all boys at Caldicott.

On very rare occasions Social Care, whilst undertaking an investigation under S47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without parents’ knowledge.  This would be a decision made in collaboration with partner agencies and would only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk of harm.  To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.

If you would like to know more about our policies please speak to your son’s Tutor or one of the Safeguarding Leads below.

Please take a look at our safeguarding practices and recent initiatives that we have in place at Caldicott.

 

Key Contacts

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Jonny Timms | [email protected] | 01753 649310

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Katy Rule | [email protected] | 01753 649300

Additional Safeguarding Lead: Sam Broughton | [email protected] | 01753 649300

 

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