Ofsted stated in our recent report (November 2016):

The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. All staff are committed to keeping pupils safe. Leaders have implemented a programme of training and thorough induction procedures to ensure that all staff have a very good understanding of their responsibilities and what is expected of them.

There are clear processes for staff to report any concerns and record-keeping is detailed.

Well-established relationships with other agencies mean that communication about support for vulnerable pupils is strong. A comprehensive audit of safeguarding procedures has just been undertaken. This has resulted in a more detailed policy that is bespoke to Merlin Top.

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

E-Safety Policy

Linked Policies

Merlin Top have three designated safeguarding staff in school and one safeguarding governor.