Valley End recognises its responsibilities for and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment in line with Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act and under the Children Act 2004, the DfE Working Together To Safeguard Children guidance and the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 documentation.
This includes checking the suitability of all staff and volunteers; ensuring that we have effective procedures for identifying and managing all issues likely to cause significant harm to children; ensuring a safe environment in which our pupils can learn and develop; enabling our pupils to acquire the relevant knowledge and information; and working with other agencies as appropriate.
How do we keep your child safe?
Safeguarding encompasses all the things we do to protect our pupils. All schools have a legal duty to protect pupils and at Valley End our duty of care is to our pupils above everything else. Safeguarding includes child protection, health and safety, poor attendance or late punctuality, anti-bullying and preventing peer-on-peer abuse, preventing risk of radicalisation, e-safety, disclosure and barring checks on staff and adults in the school and behaviour including ensuring no discrimination based on race, cultural background, sexual identity/orientation, disability, religion or gender. All staff have annual training including an assessment test, as well as termly updates to ensure they are vigilant and keeping child safety at the forefront of what they do.
If you have any safeguarding concerns please email DSL@valleyend.surrey.sch.uk
The Safeguarding Team
Have a look at our safeguarding poster to see who's on the safeguarding team at Valley End. All the information about what to do if you are concerned about a child can also be found here.
Volunteer Code of Conduct
We value the contributions that parent and other volunteers can make to school life and we welcome them into school. Every Valley End volunteer must hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate, complete annual safeguarding training, read our policies and adhere to the Volunteer Code of Conduct. This can be found on page 9 of our Family Handbook, which is linked at the bottom of this page.
Further safeguarding documents can be found below: