Safeguarding Statement

At The Redway School, the health, safety and well-being of every child are our priorities. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. In addition to this we recognise that the vast majority of our pupils are unable to communicate with us using formal methods of communication, we therefore monitor very carefully what our children tell us through non-verbal communication methods. Our aim is that every pupil enjoys their time at The Redway School and are able to thrive in a safe, caring, stimulating environment.

At The Redway School we take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously.  This means that we have ensured that everyone working in the school has successfully completed the necessary clearances and undertaken safeguarding training as part of their induction to enable them to work with pupils.  It also means that we have senior staff members who are specifically trained in Child Protection procedures and are designated teachers for child protection. In order to provide the very best, relevant training for all staff our leadership team are fully trained in delivering safeguarding training with a focus on safeguarding children with disabilities.  We have a wide range of polices which ensure that we are in line with current safeguarding practices.

On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean we have to consult other agencies, such as the Police, or Social Services.  The procedures we follow have been laid down by Milton Keynes Council and Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board. Our governor with responsibility for safeguarding is also a member of the Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children Board.

By working closely with everyone concerned, we firmly believe that we will continue to offer a safe learning environment for all our learners.


Designated Teachers for Safeguarding are:

Ruth Sylvester - Headteacher and Safeguarding Lead

Diane Walker - Deputy Headteacher and Safeguarding Lead

Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding - Dr Philip Latham

Local Authority Designated Officer - LADO- Bill Cook (who is based at Cripps Lodge)

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