Child Protection

This policy is one of a series in Trinity's integrated safeguarding portfolio. Our core safeguarding principles are that:

  • Trinity's responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children is of paramount importance
  • Safer children make more successful learners
  • Representatives of the whole-Trinity community of learners, parents, staff and Governor will be involved in policy development and review
  • Policies will be reviewed annually, unless an incident or new legislation or guidance suggests the need for an interim review

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all learners by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and bullying. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued, feel comfortable, relaxed and secure. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
The procedures contained in this policy apply to all staff and Governor and are consistent with those of the local safeguarding children's board (LSCB)

Policy principles

  • Welfare of the child is paramount
  • All children, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection
  • All staff have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm
  • Learners and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support

We aim:

  • To provide all staff with the necessary information to enable them to meet their child protection responsibilities
  • To protect the safety and well being of all our learners
  • To ensure consistent good practice in line with current legislation and LA guidelines
  • To demonstrate Trinity's commitment with regard to child protection to learners, parents and other partners
  • To promote a close working relationship between all agencies involved with individual learners, both within and outside the Trinity community
  • To support the child's development in ways in which we will foster security, confidence and independence
  • To develop a structured, internal procedure to be followed by all staff in all cases of suspected abuse
  • To provide a systematic means of monitoring children thought to be at risk
  • To contribute to Trinity's safeguarding portfolio

The full policy is available for download below.

Child Protection Downloads

Child Protection Policy
If you require any download in another language please email admin.central@trinity.newcastle.sch.uk