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Safeguarding Overview

Arbour House School works in partnership with parents, carers and professionals. We value all positive relationships through the commitment to involving all stakeholders in decisions about the education and care of the pupils.

Arbour House School gives the highest priority to safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. It recognises its responsibility to take all reasonable steps to promote safe practice and to protect and prevent children from harm, abuse and exploitation.

All Arbour House staff and volunteers will endeavour to work together through our policies, practices and procedures to encourage the development of an ethos which embraces difference and diversity and respects the rights of children, young people and adults in its care.

The school ensures it follows and adheres to with key safeguarding legalisation for both children and adults. All staff are trained in safeguarding have undertaken safeguarding training.
The school works in partnership with parents/carers, advocates, the local safeguarding board and all staff that there is clarity and understanding of the organisation’s robust and comprehensive safeguarding policy including its whistle blowing procedures.

Our safeguarding children policy can be accessed here.

Additional policies relating to safeguarding can be accessed here.

Further information on safeguarding can be found at:
Dorset safeguarding children’s board, click here
Bullying and E-safety, click here
Keeping children safe in education 2016, click here
Working together to safeguard children, click here



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