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Safeguarding at TWS

The needs and safety of young people always comes first.  The Whitstable School is committed to safeguarding our pupils, staff and visitors.  We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

The Safeguarding Agenda incorporates child protection and concentrates on the well-being of the young person.

We aim to ensure that we detect any sign that could indicate a young person is not thriving or is failing to meet his/her potential.  Any concern will be acted upon.

At TWS we conduct regular risk assessments to ensure the school site is safe and secure.  Any concerns should be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs L Murphy by clicking on this link.

We see safeguarding as keeping our community safe from harm, abuse or injury.  We take our duty of care very seriously and will consistently follow up any concern.

Pupil Welfare Structure

All Staff:  At TWS all staff are concerned with pupil well-being.  To ensure that the school deals effectively with welfare, guidance and discipline, a formal pastoral structure is in place.

Mentors:  The mentor is responsible for the day to day welfare, guidance and discipline of pupils.  The mentor should be the first person a pupil will turn to for help or advice.  Mentors will monitor and support pupil welfare by promoting and celebrating positive behaviour, achievement and attendance.  Where appropriate, mentors refer concerns to the Pastoral Support Team.

Pastoral Team:  The role of the mentor is supported, in the first instance, by the appropriate Pastoral Support Manager (PSM).


Policies and Guidance

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy Addendum (in response to COVID-19) 8th June 2020

Safety and Safeguarding Guidelines for Visitors

Online Safety Policy (awaiting ratification)

Peer on Peer Abuse Protocol

Whistleblowing Policy