Safeguarding

We believe that the safety and security of all children is of paramount importance.  The pastoral team are in place to support this and will endeavor to work with pupils, parents, staff and a range of external agencies to ensure we meet our aims.

“the school’s work to keep students safe and secure is outstanding. Students say how very safe they feel in school”
Ofsted (2014)

 

“All staff are extremely well trained and very knowledgeable about risk assessment and child protection procedures”.
Ofsted (2014)

 

The Designated Child Protection Officer is Miss Gibbin (Deputy Head Pastoral) and in her absence Mrs Hiddleston (Education Support Officer).  The School Nurse and Pastoral Year Heads also work closely as a team to support in safeguarding and child protection.

All staff in school are trained in safeguarding basic awareness, this includes boarding staff and associate staff.

The designated person is trained to level 3 as required by the Cumbria LSCB (Local Safeguarding Children’s Board) for more details please go to www.cumbrialscb.com.

We work very closely with a range of agencies including local health teams, GP’s, CAMHS, the Police and Children’s Services.  Where necessary referrals will be made to the relevant agency.

For further information on safeguarding and child protection please refer to the information leaflet for Year 7 parents and the Safeguarding Policy.

Additionally support is offered to pupils on e-safety issues.  This includes a comprehensive programme of e-safety learning for Year 7 through IT and Citizenship, a range of assemblies and information sessions delivered by Keswick school staff as well as external providers such as Inspira and the Police.

We aim to offer e-safety advice to pupils across all key stages.

We ask that parents please support us in the level of supervision they give with electronic devices and internet use, particularly in terms of age appropriate content, filtering and privacy settings, cyber bullying and use of social media sites.

Please refer to our Online Safety Policy which also links to the Bring Your Own Device Policy (BYOD) and Behaviour Policy.

For more information on e-safety please go to:
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