Keeping Children Safe is Everyone’s Responsibility
Our school community has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are our pupils. This means that we have Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and procedures in place, which we refer to in our prospectus. All staff, including our volunteers and supply staff, must ensure that they are aware of our procedures.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests or a child is at significant risk or in immediate danger.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Miss Teresa Porter
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Karen Duke
The Head of School – Mrs Kate Lee – should be contacted in her absence
or Mr Stewart Biddles (CEO).
If you have a safeguarding concern about an adult in school, please contact the Head of School. If you have a safeguarding concern about the Head of School, please contact Maria Woodger (Chair of Governors). Contact details - email@example.com or through the RET Trust website https://www.rivieratrust.co.uk/shiphay-governors/
If you have concerns about any child, you can contact Children’s Services Social Care direct on:
01803 208100 or out of hours: 0300 456 4876
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to request any of the policies in a different format.