Safeguarding Statement

At Ayesha Community School we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection reporting and forms, form part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.

All staff are trained in relation to child protection and a school has a Designated Safeguarding Lead (the School Principal) who is responsible for safeguarding.  Being safe and feeling safe are the two main outcomes for our children.  We spend time talking to them to discuss any concerns and how effectively our policy operates in practice.

 

  1. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined 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; and

  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

  1. Child Protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

  2. Staff refers to all those working for or on behalf of the school, full or part time, temporary or permanent, in either a paid or voluntary capacity.

  3. Child includes everyone under the age of 18.

  4. Parents refers to birth parents and other adults who are in a parenting role, for example step-parents, foster carers and adoptive parents.

 

Further Reading & Links:

  • Click Here to see the London Child Protection Procedures

  • Internet Safety flyer from the Children's Safety Education Foundation

  • Parents Factsheet from www.thinkuknow.co.uk

  • www.kidscape.org.uk  Kidscape is a charity committed to keeping children safe, especially from bullying and sexual abuse. Its aim is to equip vulnerable children with practical skills and knowledge in how to keep themselves safe and reduce likelihood of future harm. 

  • Manual of Child Protection for African Parents in the UK 

  • Social Networking! Please remember that students have to be 14 to register on to Facebook.