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​Committed to creating a safeguarding culture 

At Aylsham High School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our students, keeping them safe and protecting them from harm. Safeguarding is quite simply everyone’s responsibility and the most important part of our job.

Safeguarding at Aylsham is based on trusting relationships with our students and giving them the confidence to speak to us if they have concerns, knowing that we will listen.  As such, all of our staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding Training as well as regular updates in terms of signs of safety and indicators of abuse.  Equally, we want to support our families by offering early interventions, advice and support whilst always having the individual student at the centre of what we do.

With Our Commitment

We aim to: 

  • Keep our school site secure and ensure that all visitors are recorded and monitored.

  • Follow safer recruitment practices to prevent those who pose a risk to children gaining access to our students.

  • Equip our students to understand the importance of e-Safety both at school and at home.

  • Filter and monitor all internet traffic in school to ensure that students cannot be exposed to harmful material and communication.

  • Ensure that all staff employed by the School have received Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance which is recorded in the Single Central Record.

  • Ensure that admission and attendance procedures are robust to protect students.

  • Ensure all staff who work in our school have regular child protection training and updates, enabling them to understand the various aspects of safeguarding.

  • Ensure all staff know who the trained DSL’s are.

We want our students to: 

  • Understand risks both within the school but also beyond our gates and be able to develop the skills that will allow them to cope with these challenges for both themselves and others.

  • Be confident in disclosing any concerns about themselves or their peers. 

  • Provide guidance and support to ensure that all students have access to help and advice.

Our trained DSLs will: 

  • Be available to offer help and advice to students, staff and parents and can be identified by wearing pink DSL lanyards.

  • Share information with other agencies and services to ensure that students and their families have support to meet their needs and prevent students from harm.

  • Take immediate action, contacting the appropriate agencies when we believe that a student is in danger or is at risk of harm