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What is safeguarding?

It might be difficult to accept, but every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity.

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

•protecting children from maltreatment

•preventing impairment of children’s health or development

•ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.

•taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome and

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

"Everyone who works within Uplands School has a responsibility for keeping children and young adults safe"

Working together to safeguard children

Guidance for safer working practice

Safeguarding at Uplands

At Uplands, staff have a responsibility to create and maintain a safe learning environment for all our young people. We have a responsibility to identify where there are child welfare concerns and take action to address them in partnership with other organisations.

Staff at Uplands are aware of the schools protocols around safeguarding in line with school policy, local policy (local safeguarding arrangement) and national policy and guidance (Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2018)

Staff at Uplands receive mandatory annual safeguarding and Child Protection training and this includes new and supply staff as part of their induction.

Promoting safeguarding and child protection is fundamental at Uplands and students are given numerous opportunities to consider risk situations and explore strategies for keeping safe.

Fiona Clark
Uplands School
Designated Safeguarding Lead

David Stevens
Uplands School
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Kim West
Chair of Governors
Allegations Against the Headteacher

Please contact Fiona or David via the school office on 01793 493910

Important Documents

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Keeping children safe in education

Keeping children safe in education - Part One

Regulated activity in relation to children

Working together to safeguard children - 2018

Working together to safeguard children - Transitional Guidance

Working together - Statutory Framework

Guidance for adults who work with children and young people

Whistleblowing Policy


Additional Information

Safeguarding Newsletter

SBC Safeguarding in Education Newsletter 

Southwest Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures

Child Criminal Exploitation Warning Indicators

Swindon LCSB Child Sexual Exploitation Workshops 2018 /2019

Please follow the links to find out more...



LSCB - Local Safeguarding Children's Board

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