Three Ways School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff understand that safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone working at Three Ways School.
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively the best interests of the pupils are considered at all times.
We are committed to safer recruitment procedures. All staff receive regular training to enable them to identify children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, taking appropriate action if required to keep them safe both in school and at home. This includes preventing unsuitable people working with the children; promoting safe practice (and challenging poor or unsafe practice); identifying instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, taking appropriate action to keep them safe; and contributing to effective partnerships between all those involved with providing services for the children.
We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works in the school, including governors and volunteers. All members of staff therefore, whether paid or voluntary, are required to have an enhanced DBS check and are not allowed to start work at the school until this check has been completed. All staff are trained in using our reporting and recording system ‘My Concern’.
As a school, we work closely with the Bath and North East Somerset Social Care teams, including the main BANES Social Services and the BANES Disabled Children’s Team to support families whose contact details are below. An emergency duty team is available for weekend/evening support.
Report a concern about a child |Bath and North East Somerset Council (bathnes.gov.uk)
Further safeguarding website support is listed below -
NSPCC | The UK children’s charity | NSPCC
To support the prevention of children having access to a range of materials and sources of information that can lead them to be vulnerable and at risk we encourage the use of ‘Digital Parenting’ (https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting) who have developed a suggested timeline detailing the ages that they suggest children access technology.