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Child Protection and Safeguarding

Child Protection and Safeguarding Children is everybodies business - be vigilant at all times.

St Andrews Child Protection Statement

Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Procedures

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From Working Together to Safeguard Children July 2018


Children are clear about what they want from an effective safeguarding system.  These asks from children (Working Together to Safeguard Children July 2018 guide the behaviour of our practitioners. 
•vigilance: to have adults notice when things are troubling them
•understanding and action: to understand what is happening; to be heard andunderstood; and to have that understanding acted upon
•stability: to be able to develop an ongoing stable relationship of trust with those helping them
•respect: to be treatedwith the expectation that they are competent rather than not
•information and engagement: to be informed about and involved in procedures, decisions, concerns and plans
•explanation: to be informed of the outcome of assessments and decisions and reasons when their views have not met with a positive response
•support: to be provided with support in their own right as well as a member of their family
•advocacy: to be provided with advocacy to assist them in putting forward their views
•protection: to be protected against all forms of abuse and discrimination and the right to special protection and help if a refugee