Rooks Heath College Safeguarding Statement
Rooks Heath College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all governors, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school community ensures that students are cared for appropriately and safeguarded from harm. Rooks Heath promotes the health, safety and welfare of all members of the college. Students may have had a variety of challenging life experiences, as a school, our aim is to provide a safe and supportive environment which secures the wellbeing and very best outcome of students in our care.
All Harrow schools, including Rooks Heath College, follow the Harrow Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school’s Safeguarding & Child Protection and Safer Recruitment policies are available and can be viewed on the school website.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm - safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment, safe from radicalisation - and that we all feel safe in our environment.
If your child is ever concerned about safety or well-being or about a friend, we hope to empower students to talk to someone such as a parent, a member of staff at school, including our dedicated Safeguarding Team, Ms Rockell, Miss Dale and Mrs Geoghegan.
Students will also have the services of Time2Talk and Peer2Peer Mentors to talk to, as well as ‘Make a Noise’, which is a reporting platform, supported by the DfE.
Rooks Heath provides a framework of support from outside agencies which include, Compass, Harrow Horizons, Young Carers and WISH.