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Whole School Policy for Child Protection & Safeguarding

At the Heathland School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and expect all staff, teaching and non-teaching (including temporary and supply
staff), governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Heathland School takes seriously its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002
and existing documentation including ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2020) and
Working Together to Safeguard Children (June 2018) relating to Child Protection to safeguard and
promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure there are
adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess and support those students who are
suffering harm.
We will always act in the best interest of the child.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead [DSL] is the Deputy Head [Pupil Support] with the Assistant Head
[Inclusion] and Wellbeing Lead acting as Reserve Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This policy should be considered in conjunction with other school policies. In particular, the
behaviour policy, the anti -bullying policy and the safer recruitment policy.