We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child at our school or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with an appropriate member of staff straight away.
Some issues e.g. a child’s appearance, hygiene, general behaviour, can be shared with any teacher or member of support staff. Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather that you tell us things no matter how small.
However, if you think the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern, e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you must talk to one of the people listed in the attachments below immediately. If you are unable to contact them you can ask the school office staff to find them and ask them to speak to you straight away about a confidential and urgent matter.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (Safeguarding/Prevent)
Miss Nicky Fallon
Her office is located in the Inclusion/Learning Mentor’s Room
Her tel number is: 01302 853289 Extension 211
The Head Teacher
Mrs Kate Hope
The Head Teachers Office
Her tel number is: 01302 853289 Extension 204
Our named Safeguarding Governor is David Longley.
Any allegation or disclosure involving someone who works with children in a paid or voluntary capacity must be reported directly to the Acting Head Teacher or Senior Manager, unless it involves them and then it should be reported directly to the Chair of the Governing Body or Management Committee.
Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. If you have any concerns about a child out of school hours, please telephone 01302 737777