Park House English School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We fully recognise our responsibility to safeguard, promote and protect the safety of all children. The guiding principle is the belief that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind.
Park House aims to ensure that none of its staff or volunteers engages in behaviour that could allow abuse to occur or actions that could be misinterpreted by children, their families or other adults as constituting or leading to abuse. Child abuse or maltreatment constitutes all forms of physical and or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment resulting in the actual or potential harm to a child’s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility of trust or power according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Our child protection policy is a statement of intent that demonstrates a commitment to safeguarding children from harm and makes clear to all what is required concerning the protection of children. It helps to create a safe and positive environment for children and to show that all staff of Park House English School take our responsibility to care seriously.
It is our aim to:
- Raise awareness of child protection, safeguarding roles and responsibilities with school staff and volunteers regularly including, all admin support and auxiliary staff.
- Develop, implement and review procedures in our school that enable all staff and volunteers to identify and report cases or suspected cases of abuse.
- Ensure the practice of safe recruitment in checking and recording of the suitability of staff and volunteers who work with children.
- Establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.
We have clear, consistent procedures in place to support, children, families and staff at the school. The Designated Safeguard Leads (DSL) and Deputy Safeguard Leads (DDSL) at Park House are: