The Pilgrim Pathways School will always consider the best interests of the student and take action to enable all students to achieve the best outcomes. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action. There are unique challenges to safeguarding children in a hospital setting and take our safeguarding responsibilities and contributions very seriously.
Ensuring our pupils are kept safe and know how to keep themselves safe is a key priority. All staff, including peripatetic staff, have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Clearance and receive regular training to keep their knowledge of safeguarding up to date and relevant. This includes training in online safety, peer on peer abuse and how to prevent our pupils being sexually exploited or radicalised. In addition, all members of the Extended Leadership Team complete Safer Recruitment training.
All visitors are informed of our safeguarding procedures and are given a copy of our leaflet upon arrival.
Download a copy of our policy on Safeguarding and Child Protection for parents and carers:
At the Pilgrim Pathways School we teach students about e-safety in our PSHE Curriculum.
Helping your child to stay safe online is just an extension of parenting in the real world. You need to understand what your child is doing and what the risks are so you can help them navigate a safe path through the virtual world.
Below are some helpful links for parents to further information:
All school and pupil referral units have a duty to prevent children and young people from becoming radicalised. Children and young people with medical and mental health difficulties may be particularly at risk. Pilgrim Pathways staff are aware of these risks and have strategies in place to help minimise the risk.
Each year we complete the annual safeguarding report to Cambridgeshire County Council and action plan ongoing improvements highlighted as part of this self-evaluation. Our safeguarding action plan is also informed by an bi-annual visit from an independent safeguarding consultant.