At Lord Deramore’s our aim is that every child feels safe and cared for at all times. We recognise that:
- The welfare of the child is paramount
- All children regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm and abuse.
- Working in partnership with children, young people and their parents, carers and other agencies, is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.
We work under the guidance of the Department for Education. See ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education – Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges’ and the school Safeguarding Policy.
Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run jointly between all schools in York, City of York Council and North Yorkshire Police. See Operation Encompass for more information.
Child protection is part of safeguarding and refers to the protection given to specific children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, harm.
Sheena Powley is the designated teacher for Child Protection and Mark Richards is the deputy designated teacher. Sue Perutz is the designated governor for Child Protection.
Safeguarding is the responsibility of all staff at Lord Deramore’s and all the teachers and teaching assistants undergo regular training in Safeguarding, including: Child Protection, First Aid, Prevent (the name given to the training which aims to prevent young children becoming radicalised) and Identifying Children at Risk of FGM.
Prevent Strategy Information for Parents explains our responsibilities in protecting children from extremist and violent views. It also supports us in promoting and teaching values and understanding of each other.
You can follow this link to read our Prevent Duty Information.
We work hard to ensure that any instances of bullying are dealt with quickly and followed up over time. We care about all the children at our school and work closely with children and families to give every child the best experience.
For more information see our Anti-Bullying Policy.