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 Child Protection
 The school’s Child Protection Policy is set within the context of the school’s general aims which include the following: ‘to provide a caring, supportive environment for everyone in the school community and to treat everyone as of equal worth.’

The central principle, which has the support of the staff, is that each pupil has a fundamental right to be protected from harm. Accordingly it is the responsibility of all the staff in the school to do whatever is reasonable, in all the circumstances of any case to safeguard and promote each pupil’s welfare and safety in the knowledge that pupils cannot learn or develop effectively unless they feel secure.

A detailed version of the school’s Child Protection Policy based on the guidance and procedures described in the Department of Education publication 1999/10 “Pastoral Care in Schools – Child Protection” is available on request