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Safeguarding

Ensuring children are safe is very important and as a school we take our responsibility for safeguarding seriously. 

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead                  Mrs Anne-Marie Jordan, Head teacher      

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead     Mrs Kate Sullivan Inclusion Lead/SENDco

                                                                       Mrs. A. Laws, ELSA

                                                                       Mrs R Costello-Sharp

                                                                       Miss N Squibb 

 

 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead's role is to ensure all children are safe from harm and that the school carries out its statutory safeguarding responsibilities. If a parent has any concern they should come and talk to Mrs Jordan, in the first instance.

 

In the absence of Mrs Jordan, all safeguarding concerns should be reported to Mrs Sullivan, Mrs Laws, Mrs Costello-Sharp or Miss Squibb. In an emergency the Police or Children's Services can be contacted directly by any concerned person.

Hampshire Children's Services Public phone number: 0300 555 1384.

Southampton Children's Services 023 8083 3336

In an emergency call 999

 

 

Helpline to report abuse in education

 

The Department of Education has worked alongside the NSPCC to launch a new helpline called Report Abuse in Education. This helpline is available for children and young people who:

 

  • would like to share current and non-recent experiences of abuse or harassment 
  • want to talk about any incidents they have been involved in or witnessed

 

The helpline is also available for parents and carers who have concerns or need support or have experienced non-recent abuse.

 

At St Swithun Wells, children are encouraged to 'Tell a trusted adult' if they feel uncomfortable, worried or have any concerns. This could be a teacher, LSA, office staff or member of the Senior Leadership Team. It might also be an adult or relation at home over the age of 18. These messages are shared through regular assemblies and within classroom practice. 

 

Young people and adults can contact Report Abuse in Education on 0800 136 663 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

Addendum to the Child Protection Policy during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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