At Clifton our priority is to protect children and keep them safe. Our aim is to work together with families for the benefit of children.
Schools must follow laws and guidance that are set out by the government designed to protect children.
These laws and guidance are not designed to unsettle families, but instead to offer support and guidance.
If you have any concerns or questions, please talk to someone, we are happy to speak to you and to explain anything you may not understand.
We follow procedures set out by the Local Authority Child Protection Committee and take account of guidance issued by the Department of Education.
Any concerns or disclosures must be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Ms Coutts.
We understand that a pupil may make an allegation against a member of staff or visitor and for this reason visitors should take care to ensure they protect themselves by adhering to the School’s Code of Conduct. If such an allegation is made, the member of staff receiving the allegation will immediately inform the Headteacher.
The Code of Conduct seeks to establish a set of core principles which underpin the concept of public service and which are applicable to anybody who works with or comes into contact with children, regardless of the precise nature of the job they do.
The school expects the work, conduct and integrity of staff, volunteers, governors and visitors to be of the highest standard, since they directly affect the safety and learning and development of the pupils and the success of, and public confidence in, the school.
We are committed to safeguarding children’s welfare. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability and all staff and governors receive training to help them uphold the Prevent duty which was introduced by government in 2015. All staff uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British Values including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
If you are a child and would like more information, have a look at our Staying Safe page: