Every school is required to have in place a wide range of policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and it is our aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment where your children are respected and valued. Our procedures ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice where it is thought that a child may be subject to abuse and/or neglect. All of this contributes to ensuring that all of our children are able to be a Parklands Person.
The government has defined the term ‘safeguarding children’ as:
‘The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.’
Here at Parklands, as well as implementing key policies and procedures, we also educate our children about how they can keep themselves safe and healthy. As part of our work on being a Parklands Person, our curriculum is therefore designed to ensure that every opportunity is taken to ensure our children are safe citizens of the 21st Century.