"Safeguarding is a key part of the school's culture...
consequently parents recognise, and pupils say, that they are safe and well cared for at school." Ofsted
Brightwalton School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care.
“The welfare of the child is paramount”. (Children Act 1989)
‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.' Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019
The Governors have appointed Mrs Janet Patterson as the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school; the procedures used are outlined in the policy below.