"Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child." - Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children* from deliberate harm, it is:
For more information regarding the statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment, please visit the relevant page on the govenrment website found here.