At Cann Bridge School, we have a fundamental duty of care towards our pupils and staff, ensuring their protection from harm and abuse. Our approach to safeguarding is centred around the well-being of the child, where their best interests, welfare, and safety are paramount.

Every member of our school community plays a role in safeguarding. All staff, volunteers, and governors receive comprehensive annual training in safeguarding. They remain vigilant for any signs of abuse or maltreatment of pupils and are committed to following the reporting procedures outlined in the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

Our highly trained Safeguarding Team handles all reports and concerns. They offer training, support, and guidance while collaborating with various agencies to guarantee the safety and well-being of all our pupils. In situations where information needs to be shared with external agencies regarding a child’s welfare, we ensure that our concerns are communicated with the child’s parents or carers first, unless there’s reason to believe that such action would contradict the child’s welfare.

We consistently update our safeguarding policy and procedures in accordance with the latest guidelines from the Department for Education, Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership, and Keeping Children Safe in Education. We maintain an ongoing process of monitoring and reviewing these policies and procedures to ensure their continued effectiveness. As a part of our commitment to safer recruitment, comprehensive safeguarding checks are conducted on all staff members, as well as on external visitors and professionals such as Physiotherapists, Paediatricians, and Occupational Therapists who have contact with our pupils.

You can access our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy on the school website, along with other relevant policies.

If you ever have concerns about the safety or well-being of anyone at our school, please don’t hesitate to speak with a member of our Safeguarding Team by calling: 01752 207909. We also value your feedback regarding our safeguarding policies and procedures. Please feel free to reach out to a member of the Safeguarding Team with any input.

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