Safeguarding at William Harding

At William Harding, the health, safety and well-being of every child is paramount. We believe that every child has the right to learn in a safe and caring environment. Staff at the school are committed to ensuring each and every child feels listened to and safe.

At William Harding, we follow and adhere to the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children’s Board procedures https://www.bucks-lscb.org.uk/about-the-bscb/ Sometimes it is necessary for staff to contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub to seek advice and to establish the right level of support needed for a family, unless it is deemed that the child is at significant rick of harm this will be done in partnership with families.

To promote a safe environment for our pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteer’s suitability, including Disclosure and Barring Service checks (formerly CRB checks), as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council and in accordance with current legislation. When staff commence their employment, they will complete a Safeguarding Induction which is completed by a member of the Safeguarding Team.

William Harding is a secure site, during the day all gates are locked and access to the school is via the main office only. Anyone visiting the school must sign in and out of the premises and then will be issued a lanyard. Staff will challenge anybody on site who does is not wearing a lanyard.  Morning and after school gates are manned by a member of staff for pupils safety and staff are easily identifiable as they wear hi-visability jackets.