As well as our policies, procedures and staff training, we deliver a robust safeguarding curriculum that teaches pupils when they might be at risk and what they can do to keep safe in an age-appropriate way.
- We are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all of our pupils. Safeguarding is the most important aspect of our curriculum.
- An effective culture of safeguarding is embedded across the school, allowing all staff to work together in the best interests of children to protect them from risk of harm.
- Senior leaders are dedicated to delivering regular quality safeguarding training opportunities (delivered by internal staff and external providers) which allows all staff to be equipped with the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of abuse, the impact this may have on the child and how they record and respond to concerns.
- A key part of our safeguarding culture is about all staff being responsible and accountable for reporting concerns and having the right to timely feedback from the safeguarding team.
- We value pupils’ questions and give them space for their own thoughts, ideas and concerns and we give them opportunities across the curriculum to explore values, personal rights, responsibilities and equal opportunities that develop moral concepts that impact positively on safeguarding, promote British values and prevent, radicalisation and extremism
- We to aim consistently challenge children to think deeply about safeguarding matters and their own personal physical and mental wellbeing
- All curriculum subjects have a long-term plan which detail discrete and explicit opportunities for safeguarding themes to be explored. Examples of this include; Being Safe online and in the Community (Delivered in SPICE) and protecting personal information and Staying Safe (Delivered in PSHE)
- We utilise a broad range of services including MET, St Giles, Hampton Trust, Police and mainstream colleagues to ensure that our pupil have access to a wide range of resources, education sessions and community-based signposting.
- All staff are confident to approach DSLO’s for advice before and after reporting concerns and the effectiveness with which the designated safeguarding team deal with these concerns has had a huge impact on pupil outcomes (Staff training evaluation)
- Our pupils are confident knowing that they are valued and listened to, knowing that the adults in school are passionate about keeping them safe (Pupil surveys 2022)
- Pupils are safe and happy
- Monitoring Visit Feedback (2021) stated that: “Compass School demonstrates a positive culture and ethos where safeguarding is an important part of the everyday life of the school”.