At Banovallum School our pastoral responsibility for our students is one of our utmost priorities.
We aim to play a part in the prevention of abuse and neglect, through our own safeguarding policies, and through the curriculum. Our school community maintains a safe environment for students and is able to sensitively and directly manage situations where there are child welfare concerns.
We help students to understand what is and what is not acceptable behaviour for them to experience, and we teach them about staying safe from harm, and how to speak up if they have worries or concerns. The curriculum also plays a preventative role in preparing children and young people for their future responsibilities as adults, parents and citizens.
Section 175 of the Education Act (2002) states:
A local education authority shall make arrangements for ensuring that the functions conferred on them in their capacity as a local education authority are exercised with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children