Safeguarding your child at maharishi school
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What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
› 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.
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
Schools play an essential role in protecting children from abuse. Staff have close, regular contact with children and young people. They’re in a strong position to:
› Identify child protection concerns early
› Provide help and support
› Help children understand how to stay safe from abuse
› Refer a child to relevant agencies
At Maharishi School it is our view that everyone has a responsibility to keep children and young people safe regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity.
We do this by establishing, implementing and following good safeguarding policies and procedures including safe recruitment.
We ensure that all staff and volunteers are aware of and follow Maharishi School’s safeguarding policies and procedures
We ensure that all staff and volunteers receive child protection training.
MAHARISHI SCHOOL SAFEGUARDING POLICY
The school environment must be a safe place for children. And schools must ensure that adults, who work in the school, including volunteers, don’t pose a risk to children. We have:
› A Safeguarding policy
› Safeguarding procedures
› Designated leads for child protection – both on the board of trustees and in the senior management team.
› Safe recruitment processes
The school environment must be a safe place for children. And schools must ensure that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don’t pose a risk to children.
Should you have a safeguarding concern please call the school or email firstname.lastname@example.org as your first point of contact.
Helpful Links for Parents
Young People’s Rights on Social Media
The Children’s Commissioner for England and Tes (Times Educational Supplement) have produced simplified terms and conditions for Instagram, WhatsApp, YouTube, Snapchat and Facebook to help parents and carers support their children to manage their rights and privacy online.
This website has lots of information and guidance but also the option to sign up for a free e-safety magazine, aimed at parents and schools.
Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people
Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online. This website has lots of interesting articles ranging from ‘Helping your child cope with media coverage on traumatic events’ to ‘Fitness apps – a cause for concern?’.
NSPCC on Parental controls ‘Innocent searches online can sometimes lead to not so innocent results’.
Information on Screen Addiction: May 2018