“Residential students’ dignity and privacy is protected at all times. A comprehensive range of risk assessments relating to individual students, the site and activities keep residential students safe”.
Wargrave House School is fully committed to promoting and safeguarding children and young people’s welfare, safety, health and guidance by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate.
School policy and practice recognises the valuable contribution to protect children/vulnerable adults and support the children and young people in the school.
The children and young people’s welfare is of paramount importance.
This ethos is achieved through three key elements:
Providing a safe environment in which children and young people can learn and develop.
Equipping children and young people with the skills needed to keep themselves safe.
Fully qualified and trained personnel ensure the suitability of all staff and volunteers who work with children/vulnerable adults through practising safe recruitment procedures. All staff employed/volunteers are required to undertake enhanced police checks (CRB) which are reviewed regularly on a rolling programme.
Developing and implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases or suspected cases of abuse.
Supporting children and young people who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child/vulnerable adult protection plan.
Recognising the stressful and traumatic nature of child/vulnerable adult protection work for staff concerned with the individual or case.
Working in partnership with other public agencies, the voluntary sector and service users and carers.
Parents/carers should be aware that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its children and young people. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or any other form of abuse, staff have no choice but to follow procedures and inform social services.
The designated person for Child Protection/Safeguarding at Wargrave House School is Gennie Hyde, Head of Education.