This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff volunteers and parents to share this commitment
Parent/carers should know that the law (Children Act 2006) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer, and where possible, seek their consent to a referral to Social Care.
This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm.
Schools will seek advice from Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later shown to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the designated person for child protection was carrying out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acting in the best interests of all children.
Designated Safeguarding Leads
In the event of any concern for a student’s safety report immediately to a designated member of staff.
Associate Deputy Headteacher
Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead
AAHT: Head of Phase 1
AAHT: Head of Phase 2
Year Leader 7
Year Leader 8
Year Leader 9
Year Leader 10
Year Leader 11
Family Support Leader
Behaviour & Ethical inclusion Leader
Our Safeguarding Link Governor is Marie Stephenson
Helpful Safeguarding Websites
- Abused Empowered Survive Thrive
- Child Line
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
- The Broken Spirits Network
- BEAT – Beating Eating Disorders
- Drug Information
- Local Drug Information
- Family Information Service
- National Domestic Violence Helpline
- Rape Crisis
- The Mix
- Support Line
- Young Carers