Cross reference must be made to the following policies where detailed procedures are identified:

  • Safeguarding
  • Child Protection
  • SEN
  • Intimate Care
  • Administering Medicines
  • Physical Intervention
  • Disability Equality
  • Behaviour
  • Anti-bullying
  • e-safety
  • Visitors
  • Educational Visits
  • Health and Safety
  • Managing Drug Related Incidents
  • PSHE+C
  • Safe Recruitment
  • First Aid
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Whistle Blowing


In the context of our school community vulnerable children are:

  • Children who are carers for parents/other adults and/or siblings
  • Children with Additional Needs
  • Children who live in the Looked After sector
  • Children with a Child Protection Plan
  • Children with a TAC and/or CAF
  • Children with medical needs
  • Children who are disabled
  • Children with behavioural needs
  • Children who live in poverty
  • Children who live in overcrowded accommodation
  • Children who do not speak English as their home language
  • Children who are being bullied
  • Young children
  • Traveller children
  • Children who are being exploited
  • Children who access illegal substances
  • Children who are involved in crime
  • Children with unsupervised access to the internet
  • Children who have suffered trauma and/or bereavement

Identification and Support

All staff are vigilant in identifying vulnerable children. We have a duty and responsibility to pass on all relevant concerns and information to relevant staff and to strive to meet the needs of all vulnerable children (please refer to our Safeguarding Responsibilities Signposting List).


All children identified as being vulnerable are supported within and beyond the school context by all relevant multi-agency services. The progress of children identified as being vulnerable is tracked closely.