Child Protection Policy Statement
Redhill School believes that children must be protected from harm at all times.
We believe every child should be valued, safe and happy. We want to make sure that children we have contact with know this and are empowered to tell us if they are suffering harm.
We want children who use or have contact with us to enjoy what we have to offer in safety.
We want parents and carers who use or attend our school to be supported to care for their children in a way that promotes their child’s health and well-being and keeps them safe.
We will achieve this by having an effective child protection procedure. If we discover or suspect a child is suffering harm we will notify social services or the police in order that they can be protected if necessary. See Appendix 2 in our full policy for the categories of abuse.
This child protection policy and our child protection procedure apply to all staff, volunteers and users of Redhill School and anyone carrying out any work for us or using our premises.
We will review our child protection annually.
As a school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people both within the school environment and outside. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.
Redhill School is committed in ensuring that all staff who come into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil the responsibility effectively, the school will ensure their approach is child centred. This means that they will consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
Because of our day-to-day contact with children and young people, education staff are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in children’s behaviour or their failure to develop. We need, therefore to be alert to the possibility of abuse occurring, aware of the procedures to be followed if the school have suspicions and have the confidence to follow those procedures