Hi everyone, first time poster here. I have recently started working in a small Prep School - I have no previous teaching experience, apart from home educating my children when they were younger if that counts (& various voluntary roles throughout university)! As a non-qualified teacher embarking on a new career journey, the main concerns I have with my new position are pastoral care. There seem to be very few pastoral care guidelines in place - a lot of the existing safeguarding procedures involve passing the information onto the child's tutor and leaving it there. This seems a little bizarre to me - is this a general independent sector philosophy? Does anyone have any tips on how I can support my students in this setting?