Safeguarding Policies

All international students are required to have an Education Guardian whilst studying at Sexey’s School.

The school provides many opportunities for students to discuss problems and share their worries within the school. We also provide additional support using external, qualified counsellors.

At Sexey’s School, we are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our students and staff.

This policy is based on the Department for Education’s statutory safeguarding guidance and its advice for schools on preventing and tackling bullying and searching, screening and confiscation. It also refers to the Department’s guidance on protecting children from radicalisation.

Peer on Peer abuse is part of our Safeguarding Policy, however due to the sensitive nature and specific issues involved with peer on peer abuse we have  completed this separate policy.

Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation is part of our wider safeguarding duties.

As part of the schools commitment to safeguard young people the school has produced a policy on abusive relationships between young people.

We believe that all children and young people should have the same protection regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity. We are committed to anti-discriminatory practice and recognise the additional needs of children from minority ethnic groups and disabled children and the barriers they may face, especially around communication.

          Covid-19 Annex to Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy – January 2021

This policy sets out clear guidelines on the school’s procedures for dealing with those who self-harm whilst the student is in school ans is for students, their parents/carers and staff.

This policy responds to the advice and guidance issued by the Department of Education including:

Sexual violence and sexual harassment between Young People in schools and colleges – advice for governing bodies, proprietors, head teachers,
principals, senior leadership teams and designated safeguarding leads (2018).

Keeping Young People Safe in Education September (2019).

The policy serves to assist the student and their parents in the management of their depression as well as helping Houseparents, support staff, matrons and other teachers understand how to help the individual concerned.

We are committed to conducting our business with honesty and integrity, and we expect all staff to maintain high standards in accordance with our Code of Conduct.