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Welling school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The safeguarding of children is everyone's business and schools have a responsibility under Sec 175 of the Education Act 2002 to ensure that their functions are carried out with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This includes:

  • preventing the impairment of children's health or development;
  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.

The Children Act 1989 defines a child as being up to the age of 18 years; it also defines significant harm and the roles and responsibilities of Children's Social Care and the Police.