Safeguarding is the action that is taken to ensure the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

At Broseley the safety of our pupils is of the utmost importance.

We believe strongly in prevention and will look to deal with situations where we have concerns and where we believe situations may occur. We will act proportionally to the risk and every decision is in the interests of the children and we ask parents to appreciate and support this. We work with a range of agencies in preventing, detecting and reporting neglect and abuse.