Pupil Welfare

This policy should be complementary to AND read in conjunction with the Eden School Child Protection and Training policy. Furthermore, the Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority Designated Officer’s (LADO) name, details and role should be clearly understood by all Eden staff and he/she referred to if/where necessary. The current LADO details and role are contained in the Child Protection and Staff Training policy.
Eden School is committed to ensuring that all learning activities provide a safe, enjoyable and positive experience for children and young people as participants and for the staff whose involvement is integral to the development of quality opportunities and services. Safeguarding children is a priority for our school and all staff are committed to ensuring that our procedures are continuously reviewed, improved and in line with development and government legislation.

This policy provides a generic statement about what parents, the community, young people and staff can expect from us as minimum standards in the area of safeguarding. The policy and procedures will be transparent and open to inspection by anyone, and details how concerns about the wellbeing of young people will be responded to. It provides a reference point for all in our quest for making young people’s lives as safe as possible. We are aware that we cannot do this alone and, will expect staff to adhere to our practices The term ‘staff’ is used to include all employees, full or part time, volunteers and anyone working on a paid or unpaid basis on behalf of Eden School.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined by the DFE as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.

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.

Effective child protection is essential as part of wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. However, all agencies and individuals should aim to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of children so that the need for action to protect children from harm is reduced.

This document makes a commitment to review and to adapt to change in a positive stance on all areas of safeguarding. This policy is mandatory for all staff working for or on behalf of Eden School. The policy and procedures will be reviewed whenever there is a significant change in Safeguarding and Child Protection legislation.