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All those working in children’s services share an objective to safeguard children and young people. At Banovallum School we take seriously our pastoral responsibility towards our students. We aim to play a part in the prevention of abuse and neglect, through our own policies and procedures for safeguarding children, and through the curriculum. Banovallum creates and maintains a safe environment for children and young people, and is able to manage situations where there are child welfare concerns.

Children are helped to understand what is and what is not acceptable behaviour towards them, and taught about staying safe from harm, and how to speak up if they have worries or concerns. The curriculum also plays a preventive 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.

Please watch the video link below for online safety information from the LCSB and see the attachments below to view connected policies.