Northdown plays an essential role in keeping children within our community safe. We have regular contact with children and young people, so are in a strong position to identify signs of abuse and neglect.
We safeguard your children by:
- creating safe environments for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices
- ensuring that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children
- making sure staff are trained, know how to respond to concerns and keep-up-to-date with policy and practice
- teaching children and young people about staying safe
- maintaining an environment where children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem.
Safeguarding is part of our culture at Northdown and we take our responsibility to look after the school community very seriously. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy is updated at least annually and all staff and governors received updated safeguarding training.
- Every child or vulnerable adult has the right to engage with our school in the knowledge that they are supported and protected from abuse or harm.
- We are committed to implementing the necessary measures to prevent neglect, harm or abuse coming to the vulnerable members of our community.
- We take responsibility for communicating these safeguarding values throughout our organisation on a regular basis to ensure our people are empowered to safeguard.
- We will strive to create an environment whereby any safeguarding concern raised will be dealt with in a professional, proportional and private manner.
- We commit to expanding our safeguarding expertise through partnerships with external bodies, agencies and local safeguarding boards.
- We commit to taking full accountability for and providing full transparency when it comes to any safeguarding matter in our organisation.
If you have a safeguarding concern, please see one our Designated Safeguarding Leads who will be able to help you further. Please click "Our Team" below for a list of Safeguarding Leads and how to contact us.