Health and Safety

Southwark Children and Adult Services are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards of health, safety and welfare for all employees, pupils and young people, their families and other persons affected by our work activities.

The documents and procedures on the attached links form the departmental safety management system and are based on the requirements of the Southwark Safety Reference Manual. Governing bodies, headteachers, managers and staff have key roles to play in achieving and maintaining high standards of health and safety performance and are required to comply with the requirements of the safety management system.

Children and Adult Services' health and safety policy

The health and safety policy details the roles and responsibilities for managing health and safety in schools. All schools are required to develop and implement a local health and safety policy setting out their organisation and arrangements for ensuring health and safety. The model local policy statement and organisation Health and safety arrangements policy framework for schools can be adapted by schools.

Sensible health and safety in schools

Southwark Council actively promotes and endorses a sensible and proportionate  approach to health and safety in schools ,striking the right balance, so that the real risks are managed and learning opportunities are experienced to the full. For further information on what sensible risk management means, please visit the HSE website.

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