UPDATE: Safeguarding and Confidentiality
One of our core values states; "Prayer spaces ensure that children and young people feel safe and are effectively protected from harm."
Prayer spaces should be safe places, and therefore those who organise and host prayer spaces should have suitable recruitment and safeguarding processes in place for all employees and volunteers.
Prayer spaces offer pupils the opportunity to be open about their thoughts and feelings in a setting that is safe and welcoming. Activities that invite a written response are usually intended to be anonymous, something that pupils often ﬁnd to be very helpful:
- “A calming place where you can release your emotions and anger and share things anonymously.” Chloe
- “A place of peace where no-one judges you.” Tom
Whilst most written responses can be humorous, profound or moving there may be occasions when something raises concerns because of the pastoral or safeguarding issues that it implies.
This document sets out what we understand to be best practice in managing these pupil responses in keeping with our responsibilities towards the child and the school with regard to safeguarding and conﬁdentiality.
You can find our new Safeguarding and Confidentiality document here.
If you've got any questions then please email us.