Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome
Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work, pastoral care and so much more.
The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:
All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school. If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, please pass them on to the School Child Protection Team.
If you have any concerns about the on line safety of your child please contact the school or alternatively visit the National Crime Agency esafety website: Child exploitation and online protection centre
For further assistance please have a look at these useful documents:
- SnapChat Guide for Parents
- Family agreement advice (PDF)
- Social media guides (Website)
- Online safety tips for parents of teenagers (PDF)
- Talking to your child about staying safe online (Website)
- Information and online resources (PDF)
- Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online (Website)
- Young people and social networking services (PDF)
- Guide to Protecting Child Privacy Online (Website)
- Stop ISP’s tracking your child (Website)
If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact one of these members of staff in the first instance.
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Pat Whitehurst
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead/s: Claire Bradley, Stephen Shipman,Jack Whitehurst, Nicola Campbell, Ann Roberts (Attendance)
- Prevent Single Point of Contact : Pat Whitehurst
- Designated Teacher for Children in Care: Pat Whitehurst
The school safeguarding policy is reviewed regularly and complies with all relevant national guidance.