Safeguarding is of utmost importance at Ivel Valley. All of our pupils – regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion and age – have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse. Our whole staff team work alongside families and other professionals to create a strong culture of safeguarding, where pupils feel valued, respected and listened to.
All of our pupils have special educational needs and disabilities, which we recognise makes them more vulnerable, and therefore our safeguarding practice needs to be particularly thoughtful and robust. We work hard to help our pupils understand how they can share concerns, if they want and are able to. Every classroom has an accessible safeguarding policy displayed (see below) and we dedicate lots of time to building positive relationships, ensuring that pupils feel listened to and respected.
Safeguarding – accessible policy – school
Safeguarding – accessible policy – college
All staff have the right level of safeguarding training for their roles, and all staff must read and adhere to the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, and the most current version of Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1 and Annex B.
Safeguarding underpins all of our policies; here are some particularly important ones:
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
We are registered with Operation Encompass. This means that we are informed about domestic abuse incidents that police have attended, when children live in the home. Under Encompass, we will also know about children who have gone missing. Please see below posters with further information with regards to Operation Encompass.
Please see below posters with further information with regards to Operation Encompass:
Schools Letter to Parents – Central Bedfordshire