Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Cathy Hampshire (Headteacher)
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Mr J Bullock (Assistant Headteacher)
Mr J Harris (Assistant Headteacher)
Mrs S Lord (SENDCO)
Mrs J WIlkinson (Learning Mentor)
Should you have any concerns about a child in our school, please contact the above Safeguarding Leads as soon as possible on 01977 706063.
Safeguarding in school
We all have a statutory duty to “promote and safeguard the welfare or children” (Section 175 Education Act 2002)
If you have any concerns about the health and safety of any child or young person in this school, or feel that something may be troubling them, you must share this information with an appropriate member of staff straight away. Some issues e.g. a child’s appearance, hygiene or general behaviour can be shared with any teacher or member of support staff here.
Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather you tell us things that turn out to be small, rather than miss a worrying situation.
If you think that the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern i.e. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you MUST talk to one of the people below immediately.
If you are unable to contact any of them you should ask the office staff to find them and ask them to speak to you straight away on an urgent and confidential matter.
Any allegations or disclosure involving a member of staff, a child’s foster carer or a volunteer at this school MUST be reported directly to the head teacher, without delay. If the allegation involves the head teacher it must be reported to the Chair of Governors, again without delay.
The Chair of Governors is Mr. John Hanson and the named Safeguarding Governor is Mr. Mark Oakes-Hepplestone. They can be contacted via the school office.
REFERRAL TO SOCIAL CARE SERVICES
URGENT and IMMEDIATE concerns for the safety and welfare of a child or young person during office hours telephone Assessment Service:
Phone: 0345 8503 503
Minicom: 01924 303450 (type talk welcome)
Thank you for supporting and safeguarding the children and young people at our school.
Please find below links for important safeguarding documents.