St Michael's
We believe that a three way partnership between the school, its students and their parents is vital to success


St Michael’s Church of England High School fully recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting student welfare.

Safeguarding is “the process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safer and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully” (Working Together to Safeguard Children DCSF 2006).

Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. St Michael’s Church of England High School believes that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse. In particular, teaching and pastoral staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

The school recognises that because staff are in regular and frequent contact with children, they are particularly well placed to safeguard and promote the welfare of students and are therefore trained accordingly.

If you have any questions or queries regarding any aspect of safeguarding please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Carolyn Hill on 0121 561 6881.

St Michael's Church of England High School Safeguarding Policy

To find out more about our Speak Out Safely Campaign, please click here.

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