- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Claire Matthews (Interim Headteacher)
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Claire Macdonald, Mrs Louise Davies and Mrs Kathyrn Mullee
- Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Penny Conway
- Health and Safety Governor: Mrs Penny Conway
Safeguarding is the highest priority in school. It covers a wide range of areas such as child protection, online safety, site security, health and safety and so on. Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on the link below and is also available from the school office.
All employees have annual training and regular updates to make sure knowledge and understanding of safeguarding are current. We ensure all those who are contracted at school (e.g. sports providers and supply teachers) have undergone police checks and are legally entitled to work in the UK and that any adults working directly with children have had appropriate safeguarding training.
Mrs Claire Matthews and Mrs Claire Macdonald, Mrs Sharp along with IEB members have undertaken Safer Recruitment training. Safe practices are followed when shortlisting, interviewing and appointing staff to all roles.
We work with a range of other professionals and agencies including social workers, family workers, health professionals and the police to make sure children and families have any support they need.
If you have any concerns about the safety of a child in our community you do not have to give your name and your conversation will be treated confidentially.
Telephone: 0345 045 5203 (8am-6pm Monday to Friday) 01733 234 724 (out of hours)
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection website: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
This provides information and resources on internet safety. There are areas for 5-7 year olds, 8-10 year olds and 11–16 year olds and all have games and videos promoting how to have fun on the internet safely. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
- Childnet International: www.childnet.com
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a safer place for children.
- NSPCC Net Aware: www.net-aware.org.uk/
Your guide to the social networks your kids use: Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today's digital world
- Ask About Games: http://www.askaboutgames.com/
A website that helps families make sense of video games. We share real family stories about choosing games, understanding age ratings and the best way to enjoy them together. Find information and advice to make playing video games a more collaborative and creative experience.
- Digital Parenting: http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html
Many parents are concerned about their lack of knowledge when it comes to information technology. For the past few years, Vodafone have issued a very informative magazine entitled “Digital Parenting”. This year’s edition focuses on The Modern Family – Staying safe and still having fun in a brave new, connected world.
- Parent Info: http://parentinfo.org/
Information for parents to help children and young people stay safe online. Parent Zone was founded in 2005 and has a track record of providing information, support and advice to parents. In recent years, The Parent Zone's work has focused on the impact of digital technologies on families.
- PEGI: http://www.pegi.info/en/index/
The Pan-European Game Information (PEGI) age rating system was established to help European parents make informed decisions on buying computer games.