Pear Tree Community Junior School recognises the health and safety and welfare of all children is paramount and takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children in our care. Parents send their children to work each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can grow and flourish.
Safeguarding arrangements in the school are underpinned by the 2 key principles:
• Everyone who comes in to contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. All the schools Governing Body, staff, trainees and volunteers have a responsibility and role to play to identify concerns, share information appropriately and take prompt action. Staff members will maintain an attitude of “it could happen here” where safeguarding is concerned.
• When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff will always act in the best interests of the child. The school operates a child centred approach taking into account children’s views and voices. The child’s wishes and feelings will be taken into account when determining what action to take and services to provide to protect individuals children through ensuring there are systems in place for children to express their views and give feedback.