In England, the law states that people who work with children have to keep them safe.
This safeguarding legislation is set out in The Children Act, (1989) and (2004). It also features in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (to which the UK is a signatory) and sets out the rights of children to be free from abuse. The Government also provides guidance in its document Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013).
At The Pinetree School, safeguarding means:
- Protecting students from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of students’ health or development
- Ensuring that students are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all students to have the best outcome
Our Safeguarding policy can be found in our policies section of the website
At The Pinetree School we aim to create an ethos relevant to the needs of the young people and society, and reflects the following British values:
Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings:
Statutory guidance for Keeping Children Safe in Education in Schools and Colleges 2020: