Swanshurst is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils and staff. We have 15 trained DSLs who are trained to support our pupils, families and staff. We work closely with Birmingham Children's Services and the Police. and actively support the Government's PREVENT agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment.
Safeguarding is defined as:
Protecting children from maltreatment;
Preventing impairment of children's health or development;
Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
Swanshurst’s Safeguarding Policy is available to download in the 'Statutory Requirements' area of this website.
Swanshurst School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils/students.
We believe that:
All children/young people have the right to be protected from harm;
Children/young people need to be safe and to feel safe in school;
Children/young people need support which matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse;
All children/young people have the right to speak freely and voice their values and beliefs;
All children/young people must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other;
All children/young people have the right to be supported to meet their emotional, and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy healthy sociable child/young person will achieve better educationally;
Schools can and do contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying, exploitation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk taking behaviours; and
All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse.
Swanshurst School will fulfil their local and national responsibilities as laid out in the following documents:-