Welfare and Safeguarding
“The DfESC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.”
The Education Department is a signatory to the Memorandum of understanding with the Safeguarding Partnership Board for the purpose of safeguarding children and adults in Jersey, under the authority of the Chief Minister. This Memorandum sets out the expectations on organisations such as schools under the remit of the Education Department, to protect children and young people from harm.
As a school we follow island guidelines for Safeguarding to ensure that all elements of safeguarding activity encompassing child protection, health and safety, strategies to address bullying, the needs of pupils with medical conditions, providing first aid, school security, and alcohol and substance misuse are followed and review our practices regularly.
The Education Department has a full suite of policies to support schools in carrying out these responsibilities. Education policies are available via www.gov.je search for “education policies “. (See the link).
With the support of our Educational Welfare Officer we will aim to support parents through strategies such as Early Help Assessment. In certain circumstances we may refer concerns to MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub). We liaise closely with social services to support families. Parenting Support Services can be contacted on 449481 they are based at “The Bridge”.
Any parent who has concerns relating to any aspects of Safeguarding should speak to Mrs. Burton in the first instance.