This Safeguarding Statement has been developed in accordance with the principles established by the Children Acts 1989 and 2004 and related guidance. This includes the DfE “Keeping Children Safe in Education”, September 2019, the DfE’s Statutory Framework for “Early Years Foundation Stage (February 2018)”, and “Working Together to Safeguard Children July 2018”. Pickwick Academy Trust is committed to working with the Safeguarding Children Board of each Local Authority in which it operates. The Trust refers to, and follows the policies and procedures developed by each Local Authority’s Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.
Because of our close day to day contact with children, we acknowledge that Trust staff have a crucial role to play in helping identify welfare concerns and indicators of possible abuse and neglect at an early stage.
Pickwick Academy Trust recognises the importance of providing an ethos and environment within each of its schools that will help children to feel:
Safe and secure Respected Able to talk openly Listened to Trusted
Our statement relates to all members of the Trust’s community including pupils, staff, governors, visitors, contractors, volunteers and trainees working within our schools. It is fully incorporated into each school’s ethos and is underpinned throughout the teaching of the curriculum, within PHSE and the safety of the physical environment we provide for our pupils.