At Sidestrand Hall school, Safeguarding is an aspect of school we are proud and passionate about, and aim for all staff to be alert and responsive to possible concerns. As it states in our policy, to promote the welfare of all children who are registered pupils at our school we adopt the key elements of our policy:
We look to nurture and educate our pupils to become aspirational, kind, resilient and independent. We can only be successful in this objective if primarily they are safe and happy. To ensure their safety and happiness, we take a pupil focused approach to everything we do. It is essential we listen to pupils and that their voice is heard. Staff are trained to be proactive in how they safeguard the pupils they work with every day, and the most effective strategy taught is to listen. As a school we are constantly seeking ways to let young people know that we are here to listen and that they know adults who have their best interests at heart.