The safety of our pupils is paramount. Safeguarding activity is universal and based on the prevention of harm and the promotion of well-being of all children.
All school staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can develop.
All school staff have a responsibility to identify children who may be in need of extra help or who are suffering, or are possibly at risk of suffering , significant harm.
As a relevant agency, the school has a statutory duty to work in line with the local safeguarding arrangements published by Staffordshire County Council.
The school also follows statutory national guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (2022)
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Mr C. Reilly (Co-Headteacher)
Mrs E. Tibbitts (Co-Headteacher)
Or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Mrs S. Jarman (Bursar)
Mrs K. Phillips (Classteacher and SENDCo)
Our Safeguarding Governor and Chair of Governors is Nick Price.
We work closely with the local police where appropriate to safeguard children. Operation Encompass operates in the majority of police forces across England. It helps police and schools work together to provide emotional and practical help to children. The system ensures that when police are called to an incident, the police will inform the key adult in school before the child or children arrive at school the following day. This ensures that the school has the up to date relevant information about the child's circumstances and can enable support to be given to the child according to their needs.
The following links may also prove useful to you:
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022:
Working Together to Safeguard Children: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/779401/Working_Together_to_Safeguard-Children.pdf
What to do if you are worried a child is being abused: