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Care & Support


Please read our specific Holderness Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy here.

Holderness Academy and Sixth Form College has a responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the young people they come into contact with. The need for guidelines and procedures is important to ensure that this is done with understanding and clarity. The school follows the guidelines provided by The East Riding Safeguarding Children's Partnership.

What the law says:

Children’s Act 1989, section 27 and 47, and the Children’s Act 2004 both state that it is the duty of schools to act “to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are in need”.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment

  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development

  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

  • Undertaking that role to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully

Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. This refers to the activity which is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or are at risk of suffering significant harm. Areas of harm are defined under the following headings:

  • Physical abuse

  • Emotional abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Neglect