Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
NewVIc takes very seriously its duty towards all its students who have been entrusted to its care and seeks to provide a college environment where all students are safe, secure, valued, respected, and listened to.
NewVIc understands that our work in safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults must always have regard for the statutory guidance issued by the Secretary of State and should be in line with local guidance and procedures. Where we have any concerns about a student's welfare, we will take all appropriate action to address those concerns by working in full partnership with other agencies.
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.
All staff at NewVIc understand that a range of other college policies are central to many aspects of the college's Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy, and this document should therefore be read in conjunction with our policies for Learning & Behaviour, Anti-bullying, E-Safety, Attendance, Health & Safety, Recruitment, Disclosure & Barring and Confidential Reporting (whistleblowing).
Our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy is written with due regard to the statutory guidance published by the Department for Education entitled “Keeping Children Safe in Education” (September 2016) and Working Together to Safeguard Children (February 2017) and the Prevent Duty (July 2015). Our policy adoption and review dates are stated on the front page of this policy. It will be reviewed annually by our Governing Body and the Senior Leadership Team and each time any subsequent guidance is issued by the Secretary of State.
The link governor for safeguarding, is Gail May, Chair of Governors.
Her contact details are firstname.lastname@example.org
Our college procedures for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults will always be compliant with the London Child Protection Procedures as adopted by the Newham Local Safeguarding Children Board www.newhamlscb.org.uk
Our procedures will be followed by all adults, including volunteers, working with or on behalf of the college.
A copy of our Safeguarding Policy is available below: