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Robin Hood Primary School

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Safeguarding at Robin Hood Primary School

What is safeguarding?


It might be difficult to accept, but every child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity.  


"Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:


  • protecting children from maltreatment 
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development 
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. 
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.


Safeguarding children and protecting them from harm is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.”


(In government documents a child is defined as anyone who has not yet reached their 18th birthday. “Children” therefore means “children and young people” throughout.)

Robin Hood Primary School recognises the health and safety and welfare of all children is paramount and takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children in our care. Parents send their children to work each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish. The safeguarding policy below outlines how we aim to achieve this.