Safeguarding Children and Child Protection

Nothing is more important than children’s welfare. Children who need help and protection deserve high quality and effective support as soon as a need is identified.
Working Together to safeguard Children 2018
Below are policies and procedures that we have put into place at Hardwicke so that safeguarding and child protection procedures are paramount within our school. We have a strong culture of safeguarding and effective arrangements to:
  • always act in the best interests of children, pupils and students to protect them online and offline
  • identify children, pupils and students who may need early help, and who are at risk of harm or have been harmed. This can include, but is not limited to, neglect, abuse (including by their peers), grooming or exploitation
  • secure the help that children, pupils and students need, and if required, referring in a timely way to those who have the expertise to help
  • manage safe recruitment and allegations about adults who may be a risk to children, pupils, students and vulnerable adults