Robson House is committed to delivering good outcomes for pupils by providing a safe learning environment that promotes their welfare and helps them to develop socially and emotionally so that they can make the most of their life chances. We believe that effective practice in safeguarding children involves:
- creating an ethos in which children feel safe and secure, their viewpoints are valued, they are encouraged to talk, and they are listened to
- providing suitable support and guidance so that children have a range of appropriate adults whom they feel confident to approach if they are in difficulties
In line with relevant legislation, Robson House ensures that arrangements are in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils by:
- providing a safe, healthy learning environment that allows them to develop their full potential
- safeguarding their welfare, particularly those pupils who are most disadvantaged
- providing pupils with opportunities to discuss issues and report problems affecting their safety and welfare
ensuring safe recruitment practices
- ensuring robust procedures for recognition and referral where there are welfare or child protection concerns
- raising awareness amongst staff of child protection issues and ensuring staff are equipped to deal with concerns
- monitoring and supporting pupils who are subject to child protection plans and contributing to the implementation of their plan
- promoting partnership working with parents and professionals
The Designated People for Child Protection are Alyson Dermody-Palmer and Charlotte Williams. The deputy person for Child Protection is Darryl Jones.
The Designated PRU Management Committee Member for Child Protection is Jane Walby.
Further information about our safeguarding process can be found in our Safeguarding Policy on our main policy page.