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CHILD PROTECTION

Wellbeing, Safeguarding and Child Protection

The School aims to ensure that pupils, staff and volunteers live and work together in a safe environment. Pupils should be able to approach adults about matters of concern to them, confident that they will be treated with respect and listened to. Adults who work in any capacity in the School will act professionally; have knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures and be sensitive to the signs of children who are in distress or under stress of some kind.

All new staff undergo Child Protection Induction and all staff participate in ongoing training, led either by the School appointed Child Protection Coordinator and Deputy Child Protection Co-ordinator, or by outside agencies dedicated to furthering Safeguarding and Child Protection awareness. The Child Protection Co-ordinator has responsibility for implementing safeguarding and child protection in all areas of School life and works closely with staff, the Headmaster, the Senior Deputy Head and the specially appointed Child Protection Governor.

There is a clear and comprehensive Child Wellbeing and Protection Policy with which all staff are required to acquaint themselves.

Please click here to read our latest communication with regard to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry. The Inquiry has a remit stretching back to 1930.

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