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.
  • Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
  What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

Download a copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

 Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility.

By working in partnership with parents we help the children grow, be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve at school and make a positive contribution to their community. We respect enormously the role parents and carers play as the most important people in their children’s lives.

If you have a concern about a child, please talk to one of our designated safeguarding team:

  • Sue Moss (Headteacher)
  • Petra Bramble (Family Worker)
  • Zurine Anllo (Assistant Headteacher and SENCO)
  • Sylvie Kambou (Early Intervention/ Outreach Worker)

Pembury House considers the protection, safety and well being of children in its care a key priority and responsibility. All staff at Pembury undergoes regular training to ensure that all children in our care are healthy and safe. In the event that we have any concerns with regard to the safeguarding of any child, we will take immediate action and this may involve seeking advice from external agencies.

      Or you can contact the NSPCC to report your concerns here.

 Keeping Children Safe in Education: September 2021

Please click here to access the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. It is imperative that all staff (including volunteers) read this guidance and provide consent that they have done so and we keep a register of staff who have done this. Schools must have regard to the guidance when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This document contains information on what schools should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools must comply.

Mandatory Reporting of FGM
From 31 October 2015 it is mandatory for teachers, health and social workers to report to the police if they find, or are told, someone under 18 has undergone FGM. Please click here to obtain more information on the correct procedure to follow.

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