Compass recognise(s) that the welfare of the child is paramount: the needs and wishes of each child will be put first. We take seriously our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in our care.
The management committee will act in accordance with Section 175/ Section 157 of the Education Act 2002 and the supporting statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in this school.
The management committee is accountable for ensuring that the school meets its statutory responsibilities for safeguarding and that all policies, procedures and training are in place and effective. It is a Dorset Safeguarding Standard (recommended by the Dorset Safeguarding Children Board) that governors receive an annual report from the designated safeguarding lead and nominated governor in order to help monitor compliance with statutory responsibilities
Child Protection Policy
The child protection policy for Compass Learning Centre is based on a template provided by the Dorset Safeguarding and Standards Team; it reflects the Pan-Dorset Inter-Agency Safeguarding Procedures (on the Dorset Safeguarding Children Board website) and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2020
County Lines & Child Exploitation
The link below is for a local CIC (non-profit organisation) offering advice and training in county lines and child exploitation.