The physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our boys is paramount. Safeguarding therefore pervades everything we do at Queen Elizabeth’s.

Our safeguarding policy is reviewed at least annually by the Governing Body and is available to read here.

It is the responsibility of every member of staff, volunteer and regular visitor to the School to ensure that they carry out the requirements of this procedure and, at all times, work in a way that will safeguard and promote the welfare of all of the boys at the School. All staff and governors benefit from regular training, including periodic inset days dedicated to pastoral and safeguarding issues.

The School constantly endeavours to maintain an ethos where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. Boys at the School should feel able to talk freely to any member of staff if they are worried or concerned about something.

Throughout our curriculum we provide activities and opportunities for the boys to develop the skills they need to identify risks and stay safe. This also extends to include material that will encourage them to develop essential life skills.

At all times we work in partnership and strive to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and colleagues from other agencies.

Those with particular roles and responsibilities for safeguarding at Queen Elizabeth’s School are detailed below.