decisions about individual children. Schools and their staff are a part of a wider safeguarding system for children, and schools should work with all other agencies involved including social care, health services and the police, to promote the welfare of children and to protect them from harm.Child safeguarding and welfare in schools. Page Content. If a child is in immediate danger you should contact the police directly andor an ambulance using 999. If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a child and are satisfied there is no immediate danger, please report it using the Thresholds and Pathways process. child safeguarding and promoting welfare
n Halcyons Safeguarding& Promoting Welfare of Children Policy (this document) n staff code of conduct n Keeping children safe in education: safeguarding information for all school staff (September 2016) (Appendix 1) n What to do if youre worried a child is being abused Advice for practitioners (March 2015) (Appendix 3) Understand what is meant by safeguarding and the different ways in which children and young people can be harmed (this includes by other children and young people and through the internet). Make considered judgements about how to act to safeguard and promote a child or young person's welfare, where appropriate consulting the child, young person, parent or carer.child safeguarding and promoting welfare The DfES (2005) have emphasised in their current legislation that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child which by definition is the process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development. (DfES 2005a, p11).
statutory responsibility for safeguarding, including child protection and promoting the welfare of students and vulnerable adults, and will be addressed in accordance with DfE guidance. It is reviewed and updated regularly to take into account the latest DfE circulars and directives. child safeguarding and promoting welfare Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: Protecting children from maltreatment; Preventing impairment of childrens health or development; Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances that are consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of childrens health or development, ensuring that children growup in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. and promote the welfare of children; and a clear framework for Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) to monitor the effectiveness of local services. 2. This document replaces Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013). Links to relevant supplementary guidance This child centred approach is fundamental to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every child. A child centred approach means keeping the child in focus when making decisions about their lives and working in partnership with them and their families.