As a school, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. We recognise that everyone who comes into contact with children has a duty to safeguard and promote children’s welfare.
Within the school all paid staff, volunteers and governors are DBS checked prior to starting work.
Our curriculum provides opportunities for the pupils to gain an awareness of how to stay safe.
If anyone, any adult and any child, has any safeguarding concern they are encouraged to contact one of our safeguarding team, Rachel Saunders of Jacqueline Gooder in person, via telephone or via email.
If we have reasonable cause for concern that a child maybe at risk of significant harm, we will refer to social care. This referral can be made with or without us informing parents.
For further information please read our Child Protection Policy or contact one of our safeguarding team.
Below are links to well-known organisations with help and advice about keeping children safe and what to do if you have a concern a child is not safe.
Below are a range of resources that you might find useful in helping to safeguard children:
ESCB: The Essex Safeguarding Children Board is a statutory body which acts as a mechanism for agreeing how relevant organisations in Essex co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
Childline: Childline is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC.
The nspcc: The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity that's aim to ensure every child has the childhood they deserve. There is a lot of information regarding children's protection.
Parent Info: is a government initiated website to provide parents with information and articles.
What to do if you're worried a child is being abused
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022
Below are as selection of online safety resources. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any further information.
The nspcc: has an article explaining children's age restrictions regarding social media.
CEOP: The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command, or CEOP Command, is a command of the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and is tasked to work both nationally and internationally to bring online child sex offenders, including those involved in the production, distribution and viewing of child abuse material, to the UK courts.