Personal development at Horizon Community College extends the curriculum beyond the expected academic, technical and vocational and provides our students with opportunities to develop passion, talent and interests. We believe in providing rich experiences of exceptional quality, in the curriculum and through a full range of extra-curricular activities, that considerably strengthen the character and education of our students. We support learners in developing their character including their resilience, confidence and independence, ensuring they know how to stay physically and mentally healthy throughout. At every stage of our students’ journey, we provide an outstanding programme of careers and enterprise, preparing students for further education and next steps, ensuring students are work ready. In turn, students are prepared for life in modern Britain within all subject areas but additionally through an in-depth programme of citizenship and tutor period debate.
The Safeguarding Team
Barnsley Safeguarding Children Partnership
Barnsley Safeguarding Children Partnership is the organisation responsible for agreeing how services and agencies work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in the borough and ensuring that they do so effectively. The Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 places the responsibility on the three ‘Safeguarding Partners’, the Police, the Local Authority and Health to formulate the local arrangements for partnership arrangements for Safeguarding Children in their respective geographical areas.
Role of the partnership
Members of the Partnership work to keep children and young people in Barnsley safe from harm, particularly those who are most vulnerable, and to make sure that they feel secure, well cared for, and able to reach their full potential. They also provide support and training for those who work with children and young people, in whatever capacity, to make sure that they are fully aware of their roles and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding, and that they are appropriately qualified.
The work of the Partnership falls into the wider context of our Children’s Trust arrangements, which focus on improving the overall wellbeing of all Barnsley children and young people through the five outcomes – be healthy; stay safe; enjoy and achieve; make a positive contribution; secure economic wellbeing. However, the Partnership focuses primarily on the aspect of ‘staying safe’, which ensures that children and young people are cared for, have security and stability and are kept safe from:
- maltreatment, neglect, violence and sexual exploitation
- accidental injury and death
- bullying and discrimination
- crime and anti-social behaviour in and out of school