Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children to prevent concerns from escalating. All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.
Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE, 2016)
In Essex, the Local Authority and the Essex Safeguarding Children Board aim to keep children and young people in the county safe from harm, to ensure that they feel secure and well cared for, and to enable them to reach their full potential.