As a school we take all our safeguarding responsibilities extremely seriously and that safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. We recognise children can be vulnerable in a number of ways & that dangers in the online world are as much a threat as those in the real world. We have ensured that our staff understand what makes some children & adults more vulnerable to certain risk factors: how to recognise the signs of somebody at risk: & what to do if they have a cause for concern. We include in our consideration of risk radicalisation & extremism: female genital mutilation: upskirting: peer on peer abuse: forced marriage & honour-based violence: & child sexual exploitation. We will ensure that any changes in behaviour patterns of attendance are identified quickly & that appropriate action is taken swiftly & that it is proportional to the level of concern. We will work with the whole school community to ensure all our stakeholders understand our wider safeguarding responsibilities & work in partnership with us to keep our children safe. Alongside this policy, we also have specific policies in order to safeguard all children. These include; Peer on Peer abuse, Safer Recruitment policy, Employee Code of Conduct, Complaints Policy, Behaviour policy, Managing Allegations Against Staff, Online Safety, Anti-bullying Policy and Children Missing in Education. As well as a senior designated safeguarding lead we also have a deputy designated safeguarding lead and the roles of responsibilities are included in both job descriptions.
Reporting a Concern
If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of any person/pupil please ask to speak to one of the following Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Ms Rebecca Lumb – Headteacher
Mrs Sarah Ferullo – Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Caroline Pashley – Safeguarding Governor
Alternatively, if you are concerned about the safety of a child please ring the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 500 80 80
Or if you have a concern out of office hours please ring 0300 456 45 46
Nottinghamshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
Please see the Policies section of our website for policies relating to safeguarding.
The school works in accordance with DfE Legislation called Keeping Children Safe in Education which is in conjunction with Working Together to Safeguard Children.
This legislation covers a wide range of significant national issues including:
- preventing Radicalisation in line with the 'Prevent' Strategy which forms part of the counter-terrorism strategy operated by the government.
- Internet safety including awareness of issues such as grooming.
- Peer on peer abuse.
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Child Sexual Exploitation.
By following this legislation and by working alongside external agencies including Health & Social Care, Police and Children’s Services we endeavour to fulfil our duty to ensure all our children are kept safe and protected from harm.
The school also has a rolling programme so that all staff receive appropriate training in any areas relevant to their role.
Keeping Children Safe in Education Legislation Guidance
Working together to safeguard children
As a school we also take Internet Safety very seriously. Internet Safety awareness is something which is delivered to Pupils and Parents.
Please see the following links for information which will help you to keep your child safe while on-line:
Please click here for a letter regarding a useful app: