Extol Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, we expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.
The Trust aims to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child, and strive to make sure that every pupil in our Trust feels secure, well-cared for, and able to attain their full potential.
The Trust understands and is committed to the vital contribution that Trustees, staff, parents and other pupils make to safeguarding children. Every member of staff has a collective recognition of the importance of providing an environment that helps children feel safe and respected, and a culture that encourages children to talk openly, and have the confidence they will be listened to.
Safeguarding within Extol Trust is the proactive stance, which aims to protect children from abuse or harm, and Child Protection is the reactive stance taken to support pupils whom our schools suspect may need protection.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. We ensure that our schools have effective measures in place to safeguard children from the potential risk of harm, and that the safety and well-being of children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our schools' work.