Safeguarding encompasses all the things we do to protect our children.
All schools have a legal duty to protect children and at Colham Manor our duty of care is to our children above everything else.
Safeguarding includes child protection, health and safety, poor attendance or late punctuality, anti-bullying and preventing peer-on-peer abuse, preventing risk of radicalisation, e-safety, disclosure and barring checks on staff and adults in the school and behaviour (including ensuring no discrimination based on race, cultural background, sexual identity/orientation, disability, religion or gender).
All of our staff and volunteers have frequent safeguarding training to ensure they are vigilant and keeping child safety at the forefront of what they do.
If a child discloses something which has made them feel unsafe, we listen, note it down and pass the information on to Childrens' Services to ask for their assessment and instructions on the next steps.
Sometimes this can mean an uncomfortable conversation with families but all staff are committed to listening to the child and responding to what they say. We make no apologies for listening to your child to ensure they feel safe. We will work with families to address and resolve any concerns as ultimately the best place for a child is within a safe family unit.
What if you have a concern?
If you have a concern about your child's safety in school, never delay...speak to us straight away. Your child's class teacher should be your first port of call. If you feel it is more serious, a member of the Safeguarding team will meet you.
If you're concerned that a child or young person is being (or is at risk of being) abused or neglected, report it appropriately.
If you think they are in immediate harm or need medical attention
If someone has acted inappropriately online
Report it to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection team.
For advice, guidance and/or to report a matter
- Contact Hillingdon MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01895 556 006