Safeguarding Children

The staff and governors at Castor are committed to protecting and safeguarding all our pupils to ensure, as far as possible that they are free from harm. Before confirmation of appointment, all staff (teaching and support) and volunteers who apply to work at Castor will be subject to a rigorous recruitment process to ensure, as far as possible, their suitability to work with children.

Checks will be made through the Disclosure and Barring Service. No one will be employed or accepted for voluntary work within the school if it is considered that they are unsuitable to work with children.

Castor School strives to create a safe environment for the children on roll. Through the curriculum, children will be helped to understand what is not acceptable behaviour towards them. They will be taught about staying safe from harm and the importance of speaking to a member of staff if they have worries or concerns.

The safeguarding and welfare of all children means that there may be times when we consult with colleagues in other agencies if we are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child.

Please click here to download the Safeguarding Policy and other school policies.  Below are documents relating to our internal Child Protection training as well as statutory Government guidance.

  1. Working_Together_to_Safeguard_Children
  2. Safe working practice
  3. Safeguarding Policy Sept 2017
  4. Keeping Children Safe in Education Proposed Revisions