Salisbury Cathedral School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The School seeks to develop and improve our safeguarding policies and procedures continuously and to promote a culture of excellence in safeguarding amongst all of our staff and volunteers.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Safeguarding Leads.
The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Local Authority Safeguarding Team and the school has a Safeguarding Policy in line with this, for the safety of all. On rare occasions, our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parents/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a discussion may be contrary to a child’s welfare.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that form the foundations of our safeguarding commitment and these can be accessed here.