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Safeguarding Curriculum

At Compass School, the safety and wellbeing of our students are paramount. We are dedicated to implementing a robust safeguarding curriculum that aligns with the requirements outlined in both the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023 frameworks. This statement elucidates how our safeguarding curriculum intent is effectively implemented and the subsequent impact it has on our students.




Curriculum Alignment: Our safeguarding curriculum is meticulously designed to adhere to the guidelines and principles set forth in both the KCSIE 2023 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023 frameworks. It encompasses comprehensive coverage of safeguarding topics, including recognition of abuse, understanding consent, promoting healthy relationships, and accessing support services.

Staff Training and Development: All staff members undergo regular safeguarding training to ensure they possess the requisite knowledge and skills to identify signs of abuse, respond appropriately to disclosures, and follow established procedures for safeguarding concerns. Designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) receive enhanced training to effectively fulfil their roles in safeguarding.

Engagement and Participation: Our safeguarding curriculum emphasises active engagement and participation from students, fostering a conducive learning environment. We employ diverse teaching methodologies, such as interactive discussions, case studies, role-playing scenarios, and multimedia resources, tailored to the developmental needs of our students.

Inclusivity and Diversity: We recognise and celebrate the diversity of our student body and ensure that our safeguarding curriculum is inclusive and accessible to all. Content is sensitively developed to reflect the varied cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds of our students, promoting a culture of equality, respect, and inclusion.

Partnerships and Collaboration: We collaborate closely with external agencies, including local authorities, child protection services, and non-profit organisations, to enhance the effectiveness of our safeguarding curriculum. External agencies may deliver workshops, provide counselling services, or offer specialist training to supplement our curriculum and support our students' safeguarding needs.


Enhanced Awareness and Understanding: The implementation of our safeguarding curriculum has resulted in heightened awareness and understanding of safeguarding issues amongst students, staff, and parents/guardians. Students are better equipped to recognise signs of abuse, understand their rights, and access support services when needed.

Empowered Students: Our safeguarding curriculum empowers students to advocate for their own safety and well-being. Through the promotion of resilience, assertiveness, and critical thinking skills, students are empowered to set boundaries, challenge inappropriate behaviour, and seek assistance from trusted adults or external agencies.

Positive Relationships and Communication: The curriculum fosters positive relationships and open lines of communication within our school community. Students feel comfortable discussing safeguarding concerns with their peers, teachers, and parents/guardians, creating a culture of trust, transparency, and support.

Integrated Safeguarding Culture: Safeguarding principles are integrated across all aspects of school life, ensuring that students encounter relevant safeguarding messages and opportunities for reflection in their daily experiences. This holistic approach reinforces key safeguarding messages and promotes a whole-school culture of vigilance and support.

Responsive Support Systems: Our safeguarding curriculum has facilitated the establishment of responsive support systems within our school community. Students have access to designated safeguarding leads and external agencies for support and guidance, ensuring that safeguarding concerns are addressed promptly and effectively.

The implementation of our safeguarding curriculum at Compass School, aligned with both the KSCIE 2023 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023 frameworks, has yielded significant positive impacts on our students' safety, well-being, and learning outcomes. By fostering awareness, empowerment, positive relationships, and effective support systems, our curriculum plays a pivotal role in creating a safe and inclusive learning environment where every student can thrive.