What is meant by ‘safeguarding’?

Safeguarding is about protecting children from harm, abuse or neglect.

In our school we safeguard children by:

  • creating a safe environment for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices
  • ensuring that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children
  • making sure that staff are trained, know how to respond to concerns and keep-up-to-date with policy and practice
  • teach children and young people about staying safe
  • maintain an environment where children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem

Who can I contact about safeguarding?

Please contact the school promptly if you have any concerns relating to safeguarding. Our safeguarding team are:

  • Mrs Broom (Designated Safeguarding Lead and Headteacher)
  • Mrs Tarr (Alternate Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Headteacher)
  • Mrs Ruth Porter (School Governor for safeguarding)

Our Child Protection Policy

A copy of our Child Protection Policy is available for parents to view on the school website and can be found on our Policies and Statements page.

The safeguarding of children is everyone's responsibility.

No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.

Keeping Children Safe in Education, HM Government, September 2023