We live in a time when the protection of children and young people is a prime concern within our society. Those agencies who work with children and young people have a moral and a statutory obligation to take every conceivable measure to safeguard and protect the children and young people they are responsible for. Within our school community we believe that safeguarding and protecting children and young people is paramount.
At Chatsworth High School and Community College we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of our pupils and this commitment informs all our policies, procedure and practices.
We follow the definition of safeguarding given in Keeping Children safe in Education (2018)
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:
• protecting children from maltreatment
• preventing impairment of children’s health or development
• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
Children includes everyone under the age of 18
Child Protection is: ‘Where a child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so, action should be taken to protect that child.’
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