Safeguarding and Welfare
Safeguarding is EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
To view the rowans safeguarding policy click here.
The Rowans promotes a culture of:
- Professional curiosity
- “It could happen here”
The Rowans AP Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.
We have policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues, together with recording and monitoring processes.
To promote a safe environment for students, we employ a strict selection and recruitment process which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.
All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities ranging from basic awareness for all to Designated Safeguarding Lead for key staff. Other safeguarding training is attended by relevant staff and governors. The training is monitored and comprehensive records are kept.
All concerns are passed through members of staff who are trained as ‘Designated Safeguarding Leads’. Staff are required to report any causes of concern to the school safeguarding team. Referrals are logged and monitored to make sure that they are followed up appropriately.
We work effectively with other agencies and parents/carers when necessary to safeguard young people.
If you have any serious concerns about your child, another student or a member of staff at The Rowans please do not hesitate to contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.
Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership
A collective resource for Medway providing information, advice and guidance for children and young people, parents and carers, practitioners and volunteers to promote and ensure the safety and well-being of children in Medway.
The Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP) https://www.medway.gov.uk/mscb/
The Rowans Safeguarding Practices are recognised
The Rowans AP Academy won a Safeguarding Initiative Award during the Covid Pandemic, awarded by the Safeguarding Alliance in 2020.