Affects of Transitions

Assessment task – TDA 2.2 – Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people – Task 1

Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people is a high priority in the workplace. Jack Hunt School has a Code of Conduct for staff working with students which aims to help minimize the risk of any vulnerability to false or malicious allegations or abuse towards students. This code operates alongside but does not take priority over the school’s Child Protection procedures.
As members of staff in the school, we must all fully recognise our duty if care to raise issues of concern, especially in relation to child protection to the designated member of staff in school; this being Tracey Osbourne or Kerry Cliffe. Any member of staff who discloses in good faith will have protection of the relevant legislation. If an allegation is made against a member of staff, the governing body will abide by the guidance in ‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education’ and ‘Dealing with Allegations of Abuse against Teachers and other Staff.  
All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to follow the professional standards set by the school policies and legislations. We are all expected to place the well-being and learning of the pupils at the top of our priorities and work to help pupils progress regardless of their background. As members of staff, we must lead by example including enthusiasm for learning, honesty, tolerance, social responsibility, patience and concern for others. The same professional standards should be applied regardless of culture, disability, gender, language, race, religious belief or sexual orientation at all times.
All schools are subject to the Data Protection Act 1998 and therefore, all personal information about a pupil or their family must be of highest confidentiality and it must never be used to intimidate or embarrass a child. Confidential information about a pupil must not be taken off site but must be held securely on school site....