Safeguarding in the Resource Base
Safeguarding at Blackhorse Resource Base
Blackhorse Primary school supports a resource base for children with a diagnosis of Autism or social and communication difficulties associated with Autism. As such we are fully committed to providing a safe and secure environment which takes into account all aspects of safeguarding for children Special educational or additional needs. Research has shown that autistic people may be at a higher risk of being abused than other people. It can also be more difficult to detect they are being abused. This may be because of factors linked to limited speech, a difficulty in communicating or they may find it difficult to identify their emotions. They may also, like all our children demonstrate that they are being abused by a change/s in behaviour.
At Blackhorse we are fully aware of the further vulnerability that this may cause with regards to the safeguarding our children. Safeguarding procedures and practice within our Resource Base are the same as with the mainstream school and all of staff who work within in the resource base are updated on safeguarding regularly.
The NAS have produced some helpful material on this, please see the links below:
- Safeguarding autistic children training module
- Safeguarding autistic children on the internet
- Safeguarding autistic children
- Protecting disabled children: thematic inspection
- Autism Toolbox
- The Underwear Rule
- Special Needs Jungle Teaching social context to children with autism and why it’s vital for safeguarding
- Family Rights Group Child protection procedures
- Safeguarding and Total Attachment
- Adult safeguarding: e-learning course SCIE
- Sharing information SCIE
- Beyond Words I Can Get Through It, Jenny Speaks Out, Finding a Safe Place from Abuse and Bob Tells All.
- The traffic life game