Safeguarding Keeping our students safe


What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Safeguarding means:

  1. Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  2. Preventing harm to children’s health or development
  3. Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  4. Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Protecting children from maltreatment and preventing impairment of children’s health or development is necessary, but not sufficient to ensure that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. These aspects of safeguarding and promoting welfare are cumulative and all contribute to the five outcomes that are key to children and young people's wellbeing, namely:

  1. Stay safe
  2. Be healthy
  3. Enjoy and achieve
  4. Make a positive contribution
  5. Achieve economic wellbeing

Child Protection

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.


At Parrs Wood High School and Sixth Form we recruit experienced members of staff to enhance our safeguarding and child protection at all times. Keeping our students safe is our main priority, which is why we work closely with parents and our safeguarding and child protection team to ensure our students remain on the right path towards to achieve their full potential in education.

For further information on how we carry our safeguarding and child protection in our school and sixth form please don't hesitate in contacting us.