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Safeguarding & Prevent

The safety and wellbeing of all members of Stokesley School & Sixth Form College community is our primary conc​ern. We are fully committed to ensuring that we meet the highest possible standards in providing an environment where everyone concerned can flourish and feel safe. We constantly review our policies and practice to ensure that we fully meet all safeguarding requirements.

The school adopts the definition used by Ofsted derived from The Children Act, 2004:

  • protecting children and young people from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children and young people’s health or development
  • ensuring that children and young people are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • undertaking that role so as to enable those children and young people to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.

The school recognises that safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It includes issues for schools such as:

  • health and safety
  • bullying 
  • racist abuse
  • harassment and discrimination
  • use of physical intervention
  • meeting the needs of students with medical conditions
  • providing first aid
  • drug and substance misuse
  • educational visits
  • intimate care
  • internet safety
  • issues which may be specific to a local area or population
  • school security
  • developing appropriate attitudes towards personal safety and wellbeing
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