At Linton Village College we believe that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action. We have a legal duty to protect children from maltreatment; prevent impairment of children’s health or development; ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

We take a child-centred and coordinated approach to safeguarding and consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child. We work with external agencies to provide children with early help and liaise closely with social care, the police and health services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

The College safeguarding team support their colleagues to carry out safeguarding duties. When concerns or allegations involve members of staff the Principal will be informed immediately. The College will then notify the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), Cambridge and Peterborough Safeguarding Partnership Board and follow their procedures for managing allegations against staff. In the event of an allegation against the Principal, the Chair of the Local Governing Body will be informed who will seek the advice from Anglian Learning and the LADO.

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