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.
Maharishi School and Safeguarding
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.
To view Maharishi School's Safeguarding - Child Protection Policy:
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’.
Qustodio is a parental control and digital wellbeing support for parents and carers. It has been recommended by one of our members of staff who uses it with their child. Over 5 million parents trust Qustodio’s parental control tools to keep their children's screen time safe and balanced on every device—all from a single dashboard. Filter websites, set time limits, block apps, get reports, and more. It can also help your child develop a healthy relationship with technology. https://www.qustodio.com/en/. We are happy to promote but not endorse.