Cedars Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is the expectation that all staff and volunteers share this commitment.
Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. Cedars Primary School and Nursery is committed to:
Under the Children Act 1989 the School has a duty to keep all children safe and to protect them from harm.
Any issue relating to child protection should be referred to either:
Any case of suspected abuse will be monitored and will be referred to the Children’s Services Department of Milton Keynes Council.
All child protection issues will be treated by the school as confidential.
Our wide range of safeguarding and child protection duties includes the government’s Prevent Strategy.
From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.
At Cedars Primary School and Nursery, we recognise that safeguarding and creating a safeguarding culture is the responsibility of everyone who works here. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. At Cedars Primary School and Nursery, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British Values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.