Pastoral Care & Safeguarding
What do we mean by the
‘safeguarding of children’?
From a school perspective, the safeguarding of children means protecting them from harm or damage and forms part of a framework which keeps children under the age of 18 safe from exploitation of any kind.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child is defined as:
- Protecting children from maltreatment;
- Preventing impairment of childrens’ health or development;
- Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding at King’s
King’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse. We recognise that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth and to view the world in a positive way. Whilst at school, their behaviour may be challenging. We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others or be at further risk to themselves. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach so that we can support all of our pupils.
It is the responsibility of everyone working in or for King’s Leadership Academy to help keep children and young people safe.
The Safeguarding Team
At King’s, we have a committed Safeguarding team who work hard to ensure the safety of all pupils at the school. In charge of this team is the Designated Safeguarding Lead who is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and who leads on any safeguarding concerns or issues that may arise. This team is made up of the following people:
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Senior House Leader (with key responsibilities for Behaviour and Safeguarding)
Senior House Leader (with key responsibilities for student wellbeing)