- To access the North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Website, please click here.
“We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and staff and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers”
Teachers and other education staff are accountable for the way in which they exercise authority; manage risk; use resources; and protect pupils from discrimination and avoidable harm.
All staff, whether paid or voluntary, have a duty to keep young people safe and to protect them from physical and emotional harm. This duty is in part exercised through the development of respectful, caring and professional relationships between staff and pupils and behaviour by staff that demonstrates integrity, maturity and good judgement.
Local authorities, schools and parents have legitimate expectations about the nature of professional involvement in the lives of pupils. When an individual accepts a role that involves working with children and young people, he or she needs to understand and acknowledge the responsibilities and trust inherent in that role.
This means that adults should:
- understand the responsibilities that are part of their employment or role, and be aware that sanctions will be applied if these provisions are breached.
- always act and be seen to act, in the child’s best interests.
- avoid any conduct that would lead any reasonable person to question their motivation and intentions.
- take responsibility for their own actions and behaviour.
- be extra vigilant in relation to Special Educational Needs pupils and safeguarding.
Please click here for North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding website
If there are any concerns about a child, please report them to the following, who have received the appropriate training to deal with these issues :