Safeguarding means that we aim to ensure the well-being of students both emotionally and physically, and will take steps in order to ensure that young people are not at risk, either from themselves or from others.
The steps that the school might take are:
- meeting with the young person to explore the issue
- meeting with the parent/s or Guardian to explore the issue
- liaising and meeting with other agencies or professionals who are involved with the young person or family (for example, CAMHS, Leicestershire supporting families, school nurse)
- making a referral to Social Services and liaising with them
Social Services are first and foremost a preventative agency – they seek to support families to get back on track and make change happen in their lives to ensure that young people are kept safe. It is with this in mind that the school might refer to Social Services: to seek support for the family and young person. Unless the risk is presented by the parents or guardians, the school will either consult with them about the referral or inform them that a referral is taking place.
View our Safeguarding Policies