As a school, we recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm and to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.
If you have a concern about a student or you receive information that leads you to be concerned that a student has been harmed or is at risk of harm or their welfare is being compromised please contact Mr Batchelor, Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead, on [email protected].
Outside of school hours if the concern is of a medical nature, the student should be taken to A&E. Non-medical concerns should be reported directly to the local authority Single Point of Access (SPA) Team. Contact details can be found using this online tool: Reporting Abuse to your local council.
As a school, we:
- maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned
- give due concern to instances of peer on peer abuse and act on them accordingly
- act in the best interests of the child when concerned about the welfare of a child
- establish and maintain an ethos where students feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are always listened to
- ensure that all students know there is an adult in the school whom they can approach if they are worried or in difficulty
- include in the curriculum opportunities for PSHE and RSHE which will equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to stay safe from harm, to make informed decisions and to know to whom they should turn for help.