Our school ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, on and off line, to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.
Our school has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by Children’s Social Care or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the best interests of the child.
We expect all staff, governors, parents and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. If you have a concern about the safety and well being of a child you need to report this immediately, in person to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL). Safeguarding concerns relating to members of staff or adults in school should be reported directly to the headteacher. If it relates to the Headteacher, please contact the chair of Governors, Mark Newman.
DSL Lead - Ali Woollerson
Deputy DSL Lead - Mel Pickford
Deputy DSL Lead - Emma Hill
Useful contact numbers
NSPCC- 0808 800 5000
Child Line - 0800111
Social Services 0116 3050005
Non-emergency number for the police 0116 2222222