Keeping children safe in education
John Stainer School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. Strict child protection and recruitment procedures operate and all appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Recently there have been important updates to the safeguarding duties for schools, including the statutory duty to report HBV, CSE and PREVENT.
If an adult has a concern about any aspect of the welfare or well-being of a child they should inform a Designated Safeguarding Lead and record it as a concern.
Everyone should listen; a child will disclose to a person who they trust. As a staff team we are confident in recognising, referring, responding and recording safeguarding incidents.
The Designated Safeguarding Leads at John Stainer School are:
Headteacher Deputy Headteacher
Sue Harte Shermane Okorodudu
John Stainer School has adopted the definition of the term ‘Safeguarding’ used in the Children Act 2004.
In summary this is:
- 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; and
- undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
John Stainer School’s safeguarding arrangements cover all aspects of life at school, in particular addressing these issues:
- health and safety;
- other harassment and discrimination, including racism;
- physical intervention;
- meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions;
- off-site visits;
- intimate care;
- online safety;
- physical security of the school site;
- recruitment and vetting of staff and visitors to the school site.