Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students.
We believe that:
- Our young people have the right to be protected from harm, abuse and neglect
- Our young people have the right to experience their optimum mental and physical health
- Every child has the right to an education and young people need to be safe and to feel safe in school
- young people need support that matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse
- Our young people have the right to express their views, feelings and wishes and voice their own values and beliefs
- Our young people should be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other
- Our young people have the right to be supported to meet their emotional, social and mental health needs as well as their educational needs.
- Our school will ensure clear systems and processes are in place to enable identification of these needs. Including consideration of when mental health needs may become a safeguarding need.
- Our school will contribute to the prevention of abuse, risk/involvement in serious violent crime, victimisation, bullying (including homophobic, biphobic, transphobic and cyber bullying), exploitation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk-taking behaviours All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding young people and protecting them from abuse and considering when mental health may become a safeguarding issue.
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