Safeguarding

Safeguarding Guidance Summary

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all to share this commitment. Pass on any concern about child safety, no matter how small, to our Designated Safeguarding Officer, Katie Belcher.

kbelcher@gilesacademy.co.uk

DO NOT

Promise confidentiality.

Question a student in front of other students.

Interrogate or interview the child.

DO

Accept what you are told – you do not need to decide whether it is true or not.

Listen and be calm; reactions of disgust, fear or anger may confuse or scare a child.

If required, a Cause for Concern referral form can be found at Main Reception.

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