Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding can be defined as "Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes”.

The purpose of this policy is:

  • To protect all children and young people who attend Knox academy;
  • To provide staff and volunteers with the overarching principles that guide our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

The Policy and Supporting Documents were last updated in February 2018: