Nothing is more important than children’s welfare. Children who need help and protection deserve high quality and effective support as soon as a need is identified. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
protecting children from maltreatment
preventing impairment of children’s health or development
ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
Source – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults and Children Board
Schools have a duty to follow the latest requirements from Keeping Children Safe in Education https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education–2 which includes the duty to teach preventative skills and attitudes and to rigorously training staff. The teaching of a comprehensive, spiral Relationships and RSE programme as part of PSHE is recognised as having a positive effect on children and young people’s safeguarding skills and their confidence in recognising and asking for help in abusive situations.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults and Children Board
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