At Laxton Junior School, we believe everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in ensuring that the children’s welfare and safeguarding is a top priority. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, we make sure that our approach to safeguarding, child protection and social, emotional and academic learning is a child-centred approach; this means that, at all times, we consider what is in the best interests of our children.
Our Designated Safeguarding Team, (consisting of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) alongside every member of our community, are in a privileged position to learn and work together to ensure that any child, staff member, parent, carer or family needing guidance, support, help or protection receive high quality and effective action as soon as this is identified.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibilityKeeping Children Safe in Education, DfE 2019.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined, in the latest DfE guidance, as:
To ensure success for all and to safeguard our children we:
Child protection refers to the action undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm. Our aim is to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of children so that the need for action to protect children from harm is reduced.
To ensure our children are protected we: