Child Protection Policy including Children in Care
Bishop Heber High School fully recognises its responsibilities for Child Protection.
‘The governing bodies of schools have duties in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils.’
‘Schools and colleges must have regard to statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016’,
which provides further guidance as to how they should fulfil their duties in respect of safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children in their care.’ (Working Together to Safeguard Children 2016, DfE)
In addition, amendments to the 2002 Education Act places a statutory duty on both the LA and Governing
Bodies of schools to implement Child Protection Policy and practice.
This policy applies to all staff, governors, visitors and volunteers working within the School environment and activities which take students outside the School environment on School-designated activities.