Here at Poplar, safeguarding and student welfare is of paramount importance and we will always put the physical and mental wellbeing of students first.  This sometimes requires us to share information with other agencies such as police or medical professionals.  Where we can, our first intention is always to consult and work with parents or carers to achieve the best outcome for the student.  Sometimes circumstances exist that do not allow for that consultation and the school has to take independent action in order to ensure a young person is safeguarded.

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of their health or development; ensuring that they grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.

Some of the ways we safeguard students are as follows:

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