We recognise the essential role that schools play in identifying and protecting children and young people from abuse, neglect and harm.

 

At Key Directions our clear safeguarding ethos, robust safeguarding practices and high quality training of all staff ensures our students grow and learn in a safe and caring school.

Key Directions is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

 

All posts at Key Directions are subject to a standard or enhanced DBS check. 

Safeguarding and Health & Safety

 

Our schools are inclusive and committed to the care and well-being of our students so that they may grow and learn in a safe, secure environment. 

 

It is essential that every child feels cared for and they know whom they can turn to if they have a problem.

 

Our safeguarding policy guides our staff, students, parents/carers and professionals with information about what our organisation does to keep children and young people safe.

 

We take positive action to safeguard children and young people and promote their welfare at all times.

 

Key Directions follows best practice with regard to the safer recruitment of staff. Key Directions is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

 

All posts at Key Directions are subject to a standard or enhanced DBS check. 

Health, Safety and Security

 

Safety and security at school are fundamental if children and young people are to look forward to being in an encouraging environment that promotes social and creative learning.

 

Our school security serves not only to keep unwanted visitors out but also to keep staff, students and visitors safe inside the school building. 

 

Key Directions has a rigorous Health and Safety Policy, which reflects current legislation and seeks to ensure safety for all. 

Online Safety

 

In simple terms, online safety refers to staying safe online and encompasses all technological devices that have access to the Internet from PCs and laptops to smartphones and tablets.

 

Being safe online means students, staff and families are protecting themselves and others from online harms and risks that may jeopardise their personal information, lead to unsafe communications or even affect their mental health and wellbeing.

 

Online safety is a core area of our safety focus. Knowledge of online safety is delivered to our students through discrete lessons as well as being embedded through the curriculum.

 

Family members are invited to online safety events where advice is shared.

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