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At Woodlands School we believe that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind. At Woodlands, we understand that young people can experience abuse in many different ways. This can range from not meeting basic everyday needs to being physically hurt.  

It is our expectation that all pupils know that abuse in any form is not acceptable, and that all members of staff are available to help and listen, at any given time. We recognise that safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people is everyone’s responsibility. We follow Shropshire Safeguarding Partnership (SSP) procedures and acknowledge that the welfare of the child is at the centre of all decisions.

At Woodlands School it is our duty to respond promptly and appropriately to all concerns, incidents or allegations of abuse or neglect of a child. We work in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies.  Our statutory duties and supporting guidance are set out in  Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023