Quality Assurance - Safeguarding - External Providers
At St. Michael’s we take notice of and adhere to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People.
The Governors and staff of St. Michael’s CE School fully recognise their statutory responsibilities and duties placed upon them to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils at the school. We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting pupils from harm. We believe that our school should provide a safe, caring, positive, and stimulating environment in which pupils can learn and which promotes the social, physical and emotional wellbeing of each individual pupil.
As a school we adhere to the following paragraphs outlined in KCSiE:
Paragraph 272 says, 'Where schools and colleges use contractors to provide services, they should set out their safeguarding requirements in the contract between the organisation and the school or college.'
Paragraph 284 similarly states: 'For visitors who are there in a professional capacity check ID and be assured that the visitor has had the appropriate DBS check (or the visitor’s employers have confirmed that their staff have appropriate checks)'.
Paragraph 286 says, 'School and college safeguarding policies should set out the arrangements for individuals coming onto their premises, which may include an assessment of the education value, the age appropriateness of what is going to be delivered and whether relevant checks will be required.'
Our school declaration also extends to external lettings and personnel who come into school on a regular basis. We have sought a quality reassurance from all of the externally run clubs and also from the Church for the letting for ‘Toolbox’ on a Sunday and all organisations have confirmed adherence to the requirements for safeguarding:
The External organisations have completed the school ‘Letter of Assurance’ for safeguarding. This will be reviewed on an annual basis as part of our school safeguarding quality assurance.
The letters of assurance are retained centrally in the Main Office and reviewed on an annual basis.