Safeguarding: Governance and Leadership
The Governing Body takes seriously its responsibilities under s.175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to identify, assess and support any child who is suffering harm of whose welfare may be in question.
The school has a named governor for safeguarding, Mrs Anita Reed, who regularly audits provision at King's Wood together with the Head Teacher, to ensure that the school meets its statutory obligations and complies with local and national guidance. She feeds back her findings to the board of Governors to ensure that they are fully briefed.
Governors and the Head Teacher ensure that all adults who have access to children have been checked as to their suitability and that all adults who work or volunteer at school are trained to be able to meet the school and the legal requirements to safeguard children. Those governors and senior leaders who are involved in staff interviews have completed Safer Recruitment training.
The school has five Safeguarding Leads:
Mrs Freeman (Designated Safeguarding Lead / Head Teacher)
Ms Searle (Deputy Safeguarding Lead / Family Liaison Manager)
Mrs Virgo (Deputy Safeguarding Lead / Deputy Head Teacher)
Mrs Martin (Deputy Safeguarding Lead / Assistant Head Teacher)
Mr Hickey (Deputy Safeguarding Lead / Assistant Head Teacher)
Safeguarding Leads undertake annual training to ensure that their knowledge of the current legal framework, government policy and best safeguarding practice, remains up-to-date. They work in partnership with other staff in the school, parents and carers, and with external agencies (social care, health, police, Local Authority Designated Officer, etc.) to ensure that children and families are safeguarded. All staff in the school contribute towards, and take responsibility for, our culture of safeguarding. All staff are clear about their responsibility to be aware of, and report concerns about, signs of possible abuse.
Safeguarding: Working with children and families
At King's Wood, the health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is that children will enjoy their time as pupils at King’s Wood.
We want to work in partnership with you to help your child to achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.
On rare occasions, our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you. The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Team, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures or the policy, please speak to the Headteacher or your child’s class teacher.
If you have concerns for the safety or well being of any child at King's Wood School, please contact one of the safeguarding leads as soon as you can. If the concern is urgent, please contact the police (phone 101 or, in an emergency where the child is imminently at risk of serious harm, phone 999). Alternatively, if not an emergency, you can call Buckinghamshire First Response (Social Services) on: 01296 383962.
Safeguarding: Key Documents / Information
Local and National Guidance:
King's Wood Policies relating to Safeguarding:
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