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Safeguarding

Safeguarding and Family Support Team

Mrs G Young(Deputy Head Teacher/Safeguarding Lead)

Miss H Bates (Family Support Worker/Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs K Dunning (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs Rebecca Hanks (Safeguarding Governor)

are available in school to help and support parents, carers and families.

Contact number is 01793 723833.

 


If you are worried about a child....

you can call the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01793 466903 or the Emergency Duty team on 436699 and discuss your concerns. If necessary you can do this without giving your name.

You can also report concerns online at: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse

NSPCC helpline: Parents and carers can contact the NSPCC helpline whenever they’re worried about a child by calling 0808 800 5000, emailing help@nspcc.org.uk, texting 88858* or contacting us online at nspcc.org.uk/ helpline. The helpline is free, available 24/7 and calls can be made anonymously.

 

What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
preventing harm to children's health or development
ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

 

Staff Understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection
All staff must read and sign Part 1 of Keeping children Safe in Education 2021 and all staff receive a minimum or one safeguarding and child protection training session annually.

Additionally there is a rolling programme of professional development for child facing staff to address safeguarding themes throughout the academic year.

 

Safeguarding tips for parents:

Top Tips for keeping your child safe when using the internet

The Underwear rule - Talk pants and keep your child safe

NSPCC Preventing abuse - helping you keep children safe

Thinkuknow - Protecting your children from abuse online

Safer Internet Use - There is guidance here for keeping your family safe when using the internet

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Online Safety - 'Think you know' Protecting your child from abuse online

Anti-bullying parent tool