John F Kennedy School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff understand that this undertaking is the responsibility of each and every person at JFK. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals at JFK make sure their approach is child-centred. They consider at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
We are committed to safer recruitment procedures.
All staff receive regular training to enable them to identify children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, taking appropriate action if required to keep them safe both in school and at home. This includes preventing unsuitable people working with the children; promoting safe practice (and challenging poor or unsafe practice); identifying instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, taking appropriate action to keep them safe; and contributing to effective partnerships between all those involved with providing services for the children.
Safeguarding Policy Revised May 2019