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Keeping Children Safe

Safeguarding children and child protection


All organisations that work with or come into contact with children should have safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, has a right to equal protection from harm.

Setting up and following good safeguarding policies and procedures means children are safe from adults and other children who might pose a risk. This includes voluntary and community organisations, faith groups, private sector providers, as well as schools, hospitals and sports clubs.

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment

  • preventing harm to children’s health or development

  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care

  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.


At Headstart School the safety and welfare of our children is of the utmost importance.

We all have a duty to  protect children from harm and abuse and be aware that any child may be at risk.

Please see below our Safeguarding team and our policies to ensure children are safe.

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Operation Encompass

Contact below if you have a safeguarding concerns:

This communication will go directly to our Safeguarding lead and/or the Safeguarding Governor.

For any safeguarding concern contact us here

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