The Isle of Wight Education Federation is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. We follow the statutory safeguarding guidance provided in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. This document provides a framework of the legal duties for governance and leadership, to enable us to ensure best practice and the safety of children, young people and staff, across our colleges.
We believe that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment, which includes the right to protection from all forms of abuse and harm. Our staff are regularly trained and vigilant for signs of any student in distress. We have clear safeguarding policies and procedures in place and all adults who work on, or visit, our sites must ensure they are aware of these policies and procedures.
Sometimes we may need to share information, and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a student’s welfare. Where possible, we will ensure that concerns about our students are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the student’s welfare.
If you or your child are ever concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child, you should talk to one of the Federation’s Designated Safeguarding Leads, (listed below) or any other member of staff who will report the concerns to the appropriate people. You or your child may feel an issue is too small to report but should always report anyway, so the relevant, experienced people can take on the responsibility and decision making around the concern.
For more information about safeguarding at the Isle of Wight Education Federation, please read our safeguarding policy which can be found on the Policies page of the website.
Mr D Mumford
Mr R Higgins