Safeguarding and Security
We have stringent policies and procedures in place to ensure that we act effectively in pursuing the five outcomes that ensure children’s wellbeing and that Every Child Matters. (HM Govt ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’)
These outcomes are paramount in all our work. They are to make sure that all our children can:
· stay safe (in the context of this Safeguarding Statement, this is the main focus)
· be healthy
· enjoy and achieve
· make a positive contribution
· achieve economic wellbeing
The work of all professionals and agencies involved in safeguarding children and promoting their welfare is governed by a legislative Framework. We make sure we work conscientiously to fulfil all statutory requirements. In particular all our work and procedures are governed by the general duties set out in the Children’s Act, and the statutory guidance ’Working Together to Safeguard Children' (2018) and 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'.
We have appropriate procedures in place for responding to situations in which we believe that a child has been abused or is at risk of abuse.
Low level concerns are recorded as well, to enable us to offer support to families. We have an open door policy so parents can come and raise concerns with us, or ask us for support.
We have a culture of safeguarding at Loughton Manor and all of our staff are trained in Safeguarding, annually.
Click here to see our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
If you have Child Protection or Safeguarding concerns outside school hours, please contact the school safeguarding number on 07561 657396, and a member of the team will be happy to get back to you as quickly as possible.