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Keeping Safe

Safeguarding is our highest priority at High Close School. Staff receive regular training in how to keep young people safe and we have a Designated Safeguarding Team who triage all reports and ensure all safeguarding concerns are addressed promptly and correctly.

High Close is in the process of updating their policy and procedure on addressing bullying and the new policy will be available on the website when it has been approved. High Close works with young people to help them learn appropriate ways of interacting with each other and to help young people recognise how bullying impacts on others. Staff manage incidents of bullying in a proactive way supporting all young people involved to ensure a successful resolution.

Staff have received training in Prevent strategy (radicalisation awareness) Keeping Children Safe in Education, FGM, substance misuse and on various other safeguarding issues that may affect young people who attend High Close. We ensure that all policy and procedure surrounding Safeguarding and Child Protection is up to date and have links with Wokingham LADO and the local Secondary Safeguarding Leads board to keep up to date with local guidelines and government legislation.