The school is committed to ensuring we do everything possible to support the safeguarding of our students and school community. We fully recognises the contribution we makes to safeguarding and, therefore, have developed a safeguarding policy takes into account key legislation and guidance.

There are three main elements to our policy:

• Prevention through the teaching and pastoral support offered to students and through robust recruitment processes, by ensuring that all staff, partner agencies and volunteers have reference and DBS checks prior to coming in to contact with students; Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) guidance.

• Procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases of abuse.

• Support to those students who may have been abused or at risk of being abused (Child Sexual Exploitation; CSE).