At CIT these 5 principles underpin everything we
do to safeguard children:
Responsibility – All staff and volunteers who choose to work in CIT schools do this on the understanding that we believe safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. All of us have a responsibility to follow all trust and school polices and the CIT code of conduct;
Readiness – All staff and volunteers will adhere to the principle that ‘It could happen here’ and undergo the necessary, safeguarding training required by CIT to enable all our pupils and staff to keep safe;
Reporting – Everyone who works and volunteers in our schools will understand what to look for and how to report concerns to the safeguarding leads in whatever school they are working in. Records will be kept in line with the school Safeguarding Policy;
Reacting – All schools will know what action to take to address every concern raised including when to alert CIT central team or external agencies where necessary;
Responding – Leaders at schools will to make sure there is the appropriate help, support and ongoing work done to make sure pupils stay safe over time.