All children in Scotland have the right to be safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and to be included.
All children have the right to expect that when they go to school for the day, that they are in safe hands.
Yet there is no statutory guidance or clear protocols in place about how to handle this in school. Education staff are not routinely trained. Parents are not routinely told when it happens. And there is no agency responsible for ensuring protocols are in place, and that children are safe from poor practice whilst at school.
This is simply unacceptable.
in safe hands? calls on the Government to:
We believe that these four steps will ensure that the rights of all children to be safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and to be included are upheld and promoted.
Together, we can ensure that, whilst they are at school, all pupils in Scotland are in safe hands.