WHAT WE DO TO KEEP YOU SAFE
In order to protect our children, we aim to:
Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to
Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
Respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse
Monitor and support children at risk
Use the curriculum to raise children’s awareness, build confidence and skills
Work closely with parent/carers and support external agencies
Ensure that all adults within our school/service who have access to children have been checked as to their suitability
DCPS will support all children by:
All staff, including temporary staff and volunteers are subject to stringent background checks including clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure their suitability for working with children.
Whilst the prime focus of DCPS is to secure the best educational provision for the child, the school believes that the safety, welfare and care of children is paramount. We are therefore committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted into our care at all times. Our Safeguarding Policy can be found by in the policies section.
We ensure that arrangements are in place for:
all reasonable measures to be taken to minimise the risks of harm to children’s welfare
all appropriate actions to be taken to address concerns about the welfare of a child, or children, working to agreed local policies and procedures in full partnership with other local agencies
all persons working at this school to be made aware of this policy
We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff of the school will often, by virtue of their day to day contact and knowledge of the children, be well placed to identify such abuse and offer support to children in need.