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Child Protection

Strathmore School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of the whole school community.

Schools under the Auriga Trust Academy aim to provide safe environments in which poor performance and unsafe practices are challenged. We recognises that all staff, pupils, volunteers, governors and trustees have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm. The welfare of the child and vulnerable adult is paramount and that everyone has the right to be safe, we believe our schools provide safe, caring, positive and stimulating environments. That promote the emotional, physiological, psychological, spiritual and sociological development of each pupil. Pupils who are and feel safe make more successful learners.

We endeavour to provide a welcoming space where all children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. All staff have the responsibility to take appropriate action when keeping pupils safe from significant harm.

As a Special Educational Needs (SEN) school we want to ensure that all staff have had the necessary information to enable them to meet their statutory responsibilities to promote and safeguard the wellbeing of children. This is to ensure consistent good practice across the school, to demonstrate the school’s commitment with regard to safeguarding children and also to protect staff from allegations. We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children, especially those with disabilities.

The below policy is one of a series within The Trust’s integrated safeguarding portfolio. We follow our procedures to ensure that children and vulnerable adults receive effective support, protection and justice. The procedures contained in the below policy apply to all staff, governors and trustees, and are consistent with those of the Richmond and Kingston Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and the DFE Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2018).

Local Safeguarding Children Board

Keeping Children Safe in Education Sep 2018

Richmond and Kingston Single Point of Access

Hounslow Single Point of Access

Wandsworth Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children