Policy Statement

At Sunningdale School, the safety and well-being of our students is of paramount importance. We are committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment where all students can learn, grow, and thrive. This Safeguarding Policy outlines our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as well as our approach to ensuring their protection. Everyone at Sunningdale should always maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned. When dealing with the welfare of a pupil, you must always act in the best interests of the pupil. We must understand the responsibility to safeguard children and we must appropriately share any concerns that you may have about a pupil. As a school, Sunningdale recognises its moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all its pupils and those enrolled. Sunningdale safeguarding policy applies to all staff and volunteers at Sunningdale School.

Our policy is set within the framework of:

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE), September 2023.
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.

  • Relationships Education,

  •  Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education 2019 (updated September 2021).

  • Locally agreed inter-agency procedures from Windsor and Maidenhead Safeguarding Partnership.

  • Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, known as the ‘Prevent Duty’.


The School aims, in compliance with Section 10 of the Children Act 2004, 

  • to improve the physical and mental health and the emotional well being of the young people in its care; to protect them from harm and neglect and to keep them safe from maltreatment.

  • To provide pupils with relevant information, skills and attitudes to help them resist abuse and prepare for the responsibilities of adult life including home and family;

  • To allow staff to be familiar with, and confident of, the appropriate Child Protection procedures and issues. This policy is intended to give clear guidance to all staff, teaching and support staff and volunteers, on signs that may indicate the possibility of abuse and the procedure to follow if a young person discloses or a member of staff suspects abuse;

  • To ensure that all school staff provide a safe environment in which children can learn. 

  • To support children who have been abused, in accordance with their agreed Child Protection plans.

  • To always act in the best interests of the child.

Key Details
LADO – 0208 8917370 or 07774 332675 
MASH – 01628 683150 or 01344 786543 (Out of hours) Email –
NSPCC – 0808 800500