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Safeguarding and promoting child welfare

Herne Hill School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It operates a safe recruiting and selection policy and procedures and has in place a child safeguarding policy, which can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.

The aims of these policies and procedures are to provide a safe environment for the children which is conducive to learning and to identify children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action if required to keep them safe both in school and at home. Specifically, the policies’ objectives are to prevent unsuitable people working with the children; promote safe practice (and challenge poor and unsafe practice); identify instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, taking appropriate action to keep them safe; contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved with providing services for the children.

The Headteacher is the person designated to take lead responsibility for dealing with child safeguarding issues and liaising with other agencies where necessary. Any questions or concerns should, in the first instance, be addressed to her.

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