SAFEGUARDING AND PROMOTING THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
What Ofsted said about safeguarding at The Alton, at our most recent inspection:
"The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
Leaders have ensured that procedures to promote pupils’ safety and well-being are robust. Staff are fully aware of their roles and responsibilities related to keeping pupils safe. They have an in-depth understanding of the different factors that represent a risk to pupils’ welfare. Consequently, staff are vigilant and report concerns immediately.
The designated safeguarding leads have a thorough knowledge of individual pupils. They work effectively with external agencies to ensure that vulnerable pupils receive appropriate support or protection. Where necessary, leaders are willing to challenge decisions made by other agencies so that pupils and families receive the right level of help and guidance."