Our aim is for PHS to be a place where all girls belong and where every girl is nurtured and empowered to grow, succeed and lead. We recognise that student welfare is of paramount importance. Our policy aims to safeguard and promote our students' welfare, safety, health and happiness by fostering an honest, open, caring and family climate.
This policy sets out how Parliament Hill School will meet its statutory duty under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and help them to achieve good outcomes. Parliament Hill School will achieve this by providing a safe learning environment and ensuring school staff have the skills and knowledge to take action where children are in need of help or protection.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people means:
- Protecting children from mistreatment
- Preventing impairment of children's health or development
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Undertaking a safeguarding role to enable all children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.
Child protection is part of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are at risk of suffering, significant harm.
(Source: Working Together to Safeguard Children 2016)