Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action that Corbett takes to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility; pupils, parents/carers, staff and governors. Safeguarding is defined as:
At Corbett, we always act in our children’s best interests and ensure we take all reasonable steps to prevent harm to them. We feel that having the correct policies and procedures in place not only protects and promotes the welfare of our children but it also enhances the confidence of governors, staff, volunteers, parents/carers and the general public.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
All school staff are trained to look out for signs of harm and are required to record and report concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Mrs Jones. In school we use a secure recording system called Child Protection Online Monitoring System (CPOMS) to log and monitor concerns.
Please let us know if you have any concerns or would like additional information. If you would prefer to email your concern please use the address safeDSL@corbett.staffs.sch.uk
In this section of the website you will find resources related to safeguarding and children's welfare, as well as links to further support available.