It might be difficult to accept, but every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity.
Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
“undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.”
H.M. Government 2010
“Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare… to protect specific children who are suffering or are at risk of suffering significant harm.”
All staff at Wroxall Primary School are now Level 2 trained.