This policy exists to protect all students within Camphill Wakefield. A student under the age of 18 is defined as a child/student (Children Act 1989). An adult is defined as any person aged 18 or over.
We have a duty of care to all students involved in studying, working or living in Camphill Wakefield. We recognises the vulnerability of students placed at Camphill Wakefield and the rights of all students to protection from emotional, physical and sexual abuse, neglect and exploitation by others, including other students. Through adhering to student protection guidelines Camphill Wakefield will ensure the safety and protection of all students placed within here.
Policy principles :
- Welfare of the child is paramount; actions will be taken in the child best interests.
- All learners, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection.
- All staff have an equal responsibility to identify learners who may benefit from early help and to act on any suspicion or allegation that may suggest a child is at risk of harm.
- There is a culture of vigilance, transparency, openness and, if needed, challenge with regards to maintaining high standards in safeguarding.
- Learners and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support.
- To provide all staff with the necessary information to enable them to meet their child protection responsibilities.
- To ensure consistent good practice.
- To demonstrate the Camphill Wakefield College’s commitment with regard to child protection to learners, parents, carers and other partners.
- To contribute to the Camphill Wakefield College’s safeguarding portfolio.
- All internet activity should be appropriate to staff professional activities or the Students' education.
- Activity that threatens the integrity of the college computer system, or that attacks or corrupts other systems, is prohibited.
- Users are responsible for all e-mail sent and for contacts made that may result in e-mail being received. Due regard should be paid to the content. The same professional levels of language should be applied as for letters and other media.
- Use for personal financial gain, political purposes or advertising is excluded.
- Copyright of materials must be respected.
- Posting anonymous messages and forwarding chain letters is excluded.
- The use of the internet, email, or any other media to access inappropriate materials such as pornography, racist or any other offensive material if forbidden
In addition Camphill Wakefield has an established E-safety group which includes student and parent/carer members.
We work in partnership with the local authorities to help prevent terrorism. Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism.