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Safeguarding

Introduction

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

We consider it to be a whole school priority which is the foundation of everything we do. It includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, anti-bullying work, pastoral care and more.

The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:

All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within the 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 Safeguarding Team.


Safeguarding Team

  • SLT Safeguarding Oversight: Gavin Brookes (Assistant Headteacher/Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Designated Safeguarding Leads: Rachael Brown & Ellie Abbott (Learning & Safeguarding Mentors)
  • Designated Teacher for Looked after Children: Ros Conroy (Head of Inclusion/SENCO)
  • Designated Lead for Anti-Bullying: Gavin Brookes
  • Designated Link Governor for Safeguarding: Fay Atkinson

National Helplines

These are national help lines and websites for young people in crisis:


Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

The school safeguarding / child protection policy is reviewed regularly and complies with all relevant national guidance. Click here to go to our policies page


Online Safety

We have a separate page for online safety. Please click here to access it.