Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
As a school, safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do and this applies equally to the Community Centre aspects of the organisation.
We expect that all adults and children at Roundwood will do the following:
- show ‘professional’ curiosity and identify children who may need help
- ensure the voice of the child is heard
- understand harm and acting safely
- be involved in early assessment, intervention and monitoring as appropriate
- understand the effects of poverty and neglect
- look to effective, impactful role-modelling
We expect that everyone will be proactive in ensuring that children are safe at all times.
We expect that all users, providers and staff at Roundwood are familiar with the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.
The Beckmead Trust
Safeguarding legislation and government guidance defines safeguarding as:
- 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
- Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes
Safeguarding is underpinned by core working practices including child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more. The Trust’s central team plays a key role in training, leading and auditing safeguarding across the Trust schools. We work very closely with our Local Authority’s to ensure that we are fully joined up in our approach and that we develop a strong and pervasive safeguarding culture in every aspect of school life.
Each school publishes its own safeguarding policy, outlining local arrangements and noting all key safeguarding staff.
The Trust adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:
- Working Together to Safeguard Children
- Keeping Children Safe in Education
- The Prevent Duty
The Trust and its schools have a suite of Safeguarding documents which are reviewed regularly and can be found on this website
All our staff, whatever their role, receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school. If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in one of our schools, please pass them on to the named colleagues at the applicable school.