Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement

The governors and staff of Teddington School fully recognise the contribution they make to safeguarding children. We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm.

All staff and governors recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children through a culture of vigilance from all staff. Our staff code of conduct makes it clear that we expect the highest standards of care and support for all students. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students feel secure, are listened to and are safe, as well as feeling 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.

Please click here to access the Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Policy.

Key personnel:

The designated senior person (DSP) for child protection in this school is: Mr N Hill (Deputy Head)

The deputy designated person in this school is: Miss N Harrison (Senior Pastoral Manager)

The nominated child protection governor for this school is: Ms Daryl Greenwood

Please click here for more information on roles and responsibilities

Principles

  •  The school will ensure that the welfare of children is given paramount consideration when developing and delivering all school activity
  • All children, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection
  •  All staff have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm in accordance with this guidance including risks of radicalisation and sexual exploitation
  • All pupils and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support from the senior management of the school who will follow this policy guidance in doing so
  • We believe that everyone who comes into contact with young people and their families has a role to play in safeguarding them.
  • For details of the full safeguarding policy please contact the school.

The Resource Vault (Children's Society)

 

The Children's Society website is an absolute treasure-trove of information with just about everything young people need to know about emotional and mental health. Called the Resource Vault, the resources are organised by age group. Each entry has further links about where to find more information.
Website:

https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/mental-health-advice-for-children-and-young-people/the-advice-resource-vault

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