Safeguarding at Kings International is considered everyone’s responsibility, including volunteers and governors and as such our College aims to create the safest environment within which every student has the opportunity to achieve and succeed. We recognise the contribution it can make in ensuring that your child feels that they will be listened to and appropriate action taken. We will do this by endeavouring to work in partnership with other agencies and seek to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and other colleagues to develop and provide activities and opportunities throughout the curriculum that will help to equip your child with the skills they need.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. For our College it includes such things as student’s safety, feeling safe, bullying, racist abuse and harassment, educational visits, children missing education and internet safety etc.
All staff, governors and volunteers who work with students receive training in safeguarding, including e-safety every 3 years. Any newly appointed staff to the College are trained as part of their induction programme.
Our designated child protection officers will undertake SCC safeguarding training in addition to the whole school training. This will happen at least every two years which updates their awareness and understanding of the impact of the wide agenda of safeguarding issues.
Your child is our priority and we have legal duties to safeguard and promote his or her welfare and wellbeing, we expect parents/carers to tell us about family or external issues that might impact upon your child’s attendance, welfare or wellbeing. We ask that you recognise that we may need to share information with other agencies, where this is essential to safeguard your child.
Managing allegations against an adult
If an allegation is made against an adult in a position of trust whether they be members of staff or volunteers this should be brought to the immediate attention of the Headteacher. In the case of the allegation being made against the Headteacher this will be brought to the attention of the Chair of Governors. The nature of the allegation is discussed with the nominated Governor and/or Headteacher and the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and action taken where necessary.
The College’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy and E Safety Policy can be found on the website and reference is made to these policies in our prospectus.