Safeguarding

Safeguarding

‘Everyone who works with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe. No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances and, if children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.’ - Working together to Safeguard Children 2018.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play to ensure that children are well looked after and feel safe, whilst also considering the best interests of the child.

MSN Sixth has a dedicated team that work together to ensure that all students in the Sixth Form are safeguarded at all times. Those listed below have received training from the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, received training in the PREVENT Strategy, as well as training on safer recruitment. In addition to regular training members of the team also attend the Local Child Protection Forum to ensure they are up to date with relevant information local to the area as well as national updates and changes to policies. This information is then feedback to staff through regular bulletins.

Sexual violence and sexual harassment is not acceptable at MNSP Sixth Form and will not be tolerated and we will challenge behaviour that is criminal in nature.

Maliciously reporting false claims can take away from those who genuinely need the support and belittles the real issues.

Please do report any incidents of harmful sexual behaviour in or out of school to your child's Head of Site or Designated Safeguarding Lead listed below.  Concerns will be taken seriously and we will work with victims to access support such as Willow, The Green House Project, The Survivors Trust. 

Students also have the ability to confidentially report any issues via a reporting form on their year group google classroom if they prefer not to raise an issue n person. 


Details of the safeguarding contacts and procedures for each are available following the links below:

MSN Sixth - Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Ward/Ms Gibbs

Writhlington - Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs England

Mendip - Designated Safeguarding Lead Mr Hain

BDC students are included in 'MSN Sixth'

MNSP Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

MNSP Safeguarding

 

If you are concerned about a safeguarding issue, please see our Child Protection and Safeguarding policies under the documents section. Any concerns should be communicated to the 'home school' Designated Safeguarding Lead.

                          - https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ )

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