Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. 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.'
At Oaklands, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children.
We ensure this happens through:
Anyone working with the children at Oaklands is advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, we will always act in the interests of the child.
There are many aspects of Safeguarding;
Keeping Children Safe In Education
This is statutory guidance that all adults working in schools and colleges in England must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Schools are asked to ensure that all staff read at least Part one of the guidance.
The London Grid for Learning (LGfL) have translated KCSIE Part 1 into a number of community languages as part of their commitment to helping schools keep children safe.
The translations were carried out by professional linguists with secondary proofing. However, the original English version should be treated as the official source of statutory school staff duties. Translations available are:
The translated documents can be found here: The National Grid for Learning - KCSIE Translate (lgfl.net)
Leicester Children's Safeguarding Partnership Board
Our school procedures for safeguarding children are in line with the Leicester City Safeguarding Children’s Partnership Board (LSCPB), Multi Agency Child Protection/Safeguarding Procedures
The Partnership is led by the Safeguarding Partners as defined in Working Together 2018.
Locally these are:
• Leicester City Council
• Leicestershire Police
• West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
• East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group