We in Ballyclare Secondary School acknowledge our pastoral responsibility towards our pupils and recognise that all children and teenagers have a fundamental right to be protected from harm. Young people cannot learn effectively or develop unless they feel secure.
We in Ballyclare Secondary School have a responsibility for the Pastoral Care, general welfare and safety of the children in our care and we will carry out this duty by providing a caring, supportive and safe environment, where each child is valued for his or her unique talents and abilities, and in which all our young people can learn and develop to their full potential. All staff, teaching and non-teaching are fully trained with regard to Child Protection procedures and remain alert to the signs of possible abuse and should know the procedures to be followed. Staff training on Safeguarding and Child Protection is reviewed annually by the Safeguarding Team.
We Ensure all pupils are protected from the risks of potential abuse by:
- Managing all safeguarding concerns reported to us in school,
- Communicate clear safeguarding information to parents/carers,
- Support pupils who have been involved in any child protection issue,
- Working closely with all external agencies as appropriate.
Please take time to read our school’s policy on Safeguarding & Child Protection, along with guidance provided by the Education Authority:
If you have any further concerns, then please do not hesitate to contact one of the Safeguarding & Child Protection Team.