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