The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and it recognises that this is everyone’s responsibility. The College has established and maintains an ethos where children feel safe, are encouraged to talk and are listened to. Our broad and balanced curriculum, in particular the College’s PSHE curriculum, includes material that encourages and helps children identify risk and teaches them how to stay safe and access appropriate support. The College works in partnership with parents, carers and colleagues from other agencies and adheres to the Governments Keeping Child Safe in Education (2021) document, adjusting its practice accordingly.
Please see downloads section below for our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and for the document Keeping Children Safe in Education.
Stop Abuse Together: new Government resource to help keep children safe from sexual abuse
It’s estimated that one in ten children in England and Wales will experience sexual abuse before they turn sixteen. That’s equivalent to three in every classroom.
Most children won’t tell anyone at the time of their abuse. That’s why it’s important for everyone to know how to spot the potential signs of child sexual abuse and where to go for support if concerned.
The Government’s new Stop Abuse Together website is to help teachers and parents learn to spot the signs and know when to reach out for more support. If you have any concerns at all about a child’s safety or wellbeing you can call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.