We fully acknowledge our responsibilities for child protection.
All staff, regardless of their role, have a duty to safeguard children and promote their welfare. Our policy applies to the whole school community: all teaching and non-teaching staff, governors, students/pupils and volunteers and visitors working in the school.
If you are worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child please speak to one of the Safeguarding team:
- Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs S Reay, Headteacher
- Designated Deputy Safeguarding Officer is Ms J Sinclair-Gunn
- Designated Deputy Safeguarding Officer is Mrs R McShane
- Designated Safeguarding Governor is Ms L Winton
As a school we ensure that we are compliant with all legislative and statutory guidance, most notably:
All of our staff complete safeguarding training either on specific training days or with online training. Our safeguarding team have all completed level three training.
All staff also receive regular updates and training. This includes:
- Induction sessions for new staff
- Annual refreshers
- Training about specific topics on Professional development days
- Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) training
- Regular updates in staff meetings
Working with others
As a school, we are committed to working with other agencies where appropriate, in order to safeguard young people.
Useful websites and local organisations
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has a comprehensive website for all aspects of safeguarding. The answers to most questions and concerns can be found on this site.
CHUMS Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People provides therapeutic support in a variety of ways.
Its unique service model ensures that they support your whole family wherever possible. CHUMS recognise that parent and carers sometimes need some help too in supporting their children when there is a mental health or emotional well-being difficulty. All the group programmes offer a facilitated parent/carer group alongside the children and young people’s groups.
RELATE (Beds and Luton)
With over 60 years of experience Relate Bedfordshire and Luton continues to help people strengthen their relationships and pick up the pieces and start over again, as well as supporting couples, young people and families before things reach crisis point.
The services can support your relationships through all the stages of your life; from being a child, through to your teenage years, becoming a couple, a parent, a grandparent and retiring into old age. Relate aim to build and strengthen your relationships, not just provide a crisis service.
Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. You will find all the information you need to keep your child safe online.