Schools are places where both students and staff need to feel safe, and for this reason, there are a number of policies and procedures that need to be put in place to achieve this. Some of these will be high-level safeguarding procedures, and others will be rules that staff and students need to follow. Here are some of the safeguarding practices that are commonplace in educational settings.
Harm – one of the ways that schools and colleges help safeguard their students is through formal safeguarding policies that help staff members identify any students who may be at threat of harm. This could be physical harm or emotional abuse, or neglect. It is important that staff identify this and that school follows its safeguarding procedure to ensure that the students concerned are kept safe, and any appropriate actions are taken. A professional who builds Websites for schools, such as www.fsedesign.co.uk/websites-for-schools/ will be able to help you place your safeguarding policies on your website for parents to be aware of.
Identity – students need to be kept safe whilst at school, and their identity needs to be protected. When sharing students’ work or images online, perhaps as a part of a school website, their full name needs to be omitted.
Security – the school environment needs to be safe and secure and this often means having a reception area that prevents people from being able to access the main school and a visitor entry system so the school can be aware of who is in the building at all times.