We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We ask that all staff, volunteers and visitors share this commitment. We take our responsibility to safeguard and promote children's welfare seriously and work together with other agencies to ensure robust arrangements are made within school to identify, assess, and support those children who may be at risk.
Should you have a concern about a child or adult, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Nothing is more important than children's welfare. Children who need help and protection deserve high quality and effective support as soon as a need is identified.
We want a system that responds to the needs and interests of children and families and not the other way around. In such a system, practitioners will be clear about what is required of them individually, and how they need to work together in partnership with others.
The Children Act 2004, as amended by the Children and Social Work Act 2017, strengthens this already important relationship by placing new duties on key agencies in a local area. Specifically, the police, clinical commissioning groups and the local authority are under a duty to make arrangements to work together, and with other partners locally, to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in their area.
Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.
Who to Contact
Any concerns please contact our designated safeguarding lead:
Mrs R Chessell - Headteacher
If she is not available then speak with:
Mr S Harris - Deputy Head
Mrs G Cook - Lead Governor for Safeguarding
Our Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO):
• Number: 01962 876364
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org