Child Protection

Keeping pupils safe is a priority at SMSJ and we ensure the welfare of pupils by:

  • Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep themselves safe.
  • Developing and implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases of concern. This is likely to involve sharing information with outside agencies.
  • Supporting individual children in accordance with any child protection plan that may be in place for them.
  • e-safety – we support our pupils’ use of the internet and seek to underpin their knowledge of safe use and how to ensure their personal details are not compromised or shared inappropriately.
  • Ensuring a safe and nurturing environment free from discrimination and bullying, thus ensuring children can excel in their learning and development.
  • Encouraging full attendance for which we need the full co-operation of all families and would urge parents not to take their children out of school during term time.
  • Staff recruitment and selection – ensuring that all staff have been appropriately checked for their suitability through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).

Ofsted 2017:

"Safeguarding is given paramount importance at the school and it is underpinned by the idea, ‘Safer children make more successful learners."

"Leaders have ensured that procedures, including those for checking the suitability of new staff to work with children, meet current requirements.  All staff are appropriately trained in child protection and are vigilant in looking after pupils’ welfare. Staff know what to do should they detect a child at risk, including that associated with radicalisation and extremism.”

"Effective engagement with parents and external agencies, including the effective following upp of pupils' absences, helps to keep pupil;s safe.  Key personnel, on both campuses, collaborate effectively to ensure that vulnerable pupils at risk of harm recieve early help.”

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