Safeguarding Statement of Intent

Uttoxeter Learning Trust aims to promote and protect the wellbeing of the children in our care. Our first priority is always the welfare of our children.

In September each year the DfE publish a revised ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education – statutory guidance for schools and colleges’. This guidance contains information on what schools, including academies, should do and sets out the legal duties which they must comply with.

In law, individual academies are deemed to be ‘relevant partners’ of their local authority and as such are under a duty to co-operate in that local authority’s Local Safeguarding Children’s Board arrangements. Uttoxeter Learning Trust ensures not only compliance at the local level but also assumes a strategic responsibility to ensure that safeguarding practice is of high quality.

The Trust has established a central Safeguarding team including a Safeguarding Trust Champion from the Trust Board to share good practices and develop the strategic Safeguarding policies and procedures of the Trust.

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