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Safeguarding Statement & Policy

 

Christus Catholic Trust, its Trustees and our Local Governing Committees recognise their moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. Thus, we will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where all children and adults are respected and valued.

We will ensure that there is a ‘whole school’ approach to safeguarding, meaning that safeguarding and child protection are at the forefront and underpin all relevant aspects of process and policy development; ultimately all systems, processes and policies will operate with the best interests of the child at heart. We will make sure that all children and young people have the same protection regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, gender or sexual identity.

Child protection forms part of the Trust’s, and each of our school’s, safeguarding responsibilities. Together we are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect - following procedures and working with other agencies and our safeguarding partners to ensure that children and adults receive effective support, protection and justice. We also recognise the potential greater risks and additional needs of some groups of children.

It is essential that everybody working in the Christus Catholic Trust understands their safeguarding responsibilities and discharge them effectively. Christus Catholic Trust, together with Local Governing Committees and Designated Safeguarding Leads, will ensure that mechanisms are in place to assist staff (whether working directly of not with children), Local Governing Committee members and Trustees to understand and discharge their role and responsibilities as set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance.

Please see below a copy of the Trust's full Safeguarding Statement, Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, and the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance.