Our core safeguarding principles are:
• The college’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of students is of paramount importance
• Safer students make more successful learners
• Representatives of the college community will be involved in policy development and review
• Policies will be reviewed annually unless an incident or new legislation or guidance suggests the need for an interim review.
• The college will work with other agencies and share information appropriately to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students.Child/student protection statement:
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students are respected and valued. We will act quickly and follow our procedures to ensure students receive early help and effective support, protection and justice. Student Safeguarding Policy Statement:
This policy exists to protect all students within Camphill Wakefield. A student under the age of 18 is defined as a child/student (Children Act 1989). An adult is defined as any person aged 18 or over.
Camphill Wakefield recognises the vulnerability of students placed at Camphill Wakefield and the rights of all students to protection from emotional, physical and sexual abuse, neglect and exploitation by others, including other students. Camphill Wakefield has a duty of care to all students involved in studying, working or living in Camphill Wakefield. Through adhering to student protection guidelines Camphill Wakefield will ensure the safety and protection of all students placed within Camphill Wakefield.
• Welfare of the student is paramount
• All students, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection
• All staff have an equal responsibility to identify students who may benefit from early help and to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a student is at risk of harm.
• There is a culture of transparency, openness and, if needed, challenge with regards to maintaining high standards in safeguarding.
• Students and staff involved in child/student protection issues will receive appropriate support
• All students in the care of Camphill Wakefield will be provided with appropriate safety and protectionPolicy aims
• To provide all staff with the necessary information to enable them to meet their child/student and student protection responsibilities
• To ensure consistent good practice
• To demonstrate the College’s commitment with regard to child/student/student protection to parents and other partners
• To contribute to the College’s safeguarding portfolio
• Allowing and enabling all paid and unpaid staff and volunteers to make informed and confident responses to specific student protection issues
In addition there are regular College Safeguarding meeting and a nominated trutees lead.