“The Scottish Government wants Scotland to be the best place in the world for children and young people to grow up so that they become: successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens. All children and young people (including unborn babies) have the right to be cared for and protected from harm and abuse and to grow up in a safe environment in which their rights are respected and their needs met. Children and young people should get the help they need, when they need it and their safety is always paramount.” (National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014)
This policy focuses on setting out the wide range of duties required of all staff and partners to ensure that all children and young people are safe, well cared for and enabled to flourish. Through robust child protection and safeguarding procedures, it is our aim to ensure the needs of all learners are met.
Safeguarding all children and young people requires strong partnerships to be established between the school and its local community.
Through the delivery of a well-rounded broad general education we endeavour to provide well planned, progressive learning opportunities so that our children can become more resilient and develop a sound understanding of how they can keep themselves safe.
View the full policy here: Child Protection Policy 0322.docx