What is Child Protection?
Child Protection is 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. At Milton Park we are dedicated to looking after all our children the best we possibly can.
We fully recognise our responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child. Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
All staff adhere to the ELAN Safeguarding Policy which is developed in line with recommendations from North Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership (NSSCP) and Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE). The policy is reviewed annually by Extend Learning Academies Network (ELAN) and governors and is a working document that reflects our practice. Parents/carers can request a paper copy from the office.
If you have any concerns about the behaviour of someone working or volunteering with children please contact the LADO – Local Authority Designated Officer via the Front Door to Children's Services.
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
Telephone: 01275 888211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. The school’s safeguarding team has developed a culture in which everyone is responsible for safeguarding pupils. There are effective policies and procedures in place. Staff know how to report concerns using school systems and receive regular safeguarding training. Leaders ensure that appropriate checks are completed for new members of staff and induction processes are robust. Trustees and local governors understand their statutory responsibilities for safeguarding.
Pupils say that they feel safe in school. They learn how to keep themselves safe through the school curriculum, including how to stay safe online." Ofsted March 2022
The link below gives parents, teachers and governors practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.