The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Parents/carers can feel confident that careful procedures are in place to ensure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children. Staff hope that parents/carers and students will feel free to talk about any concerns or worries which may affect educational progress and that they will see the school as a safe place due to good relationships. Students will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. Parents/carers will normally be consulted and their consent obtained before any referral is made to an agency outside the school. However, staff cannot guarantee to consult parents/carers first, or to keep children’s concerns confidential, if a referral must be made to the appropriate agencies in order to safeguard the child’s welfare. For more information see the Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Miss Hill
The Deputy DSLs are: Mr Stokes, Mrs Hopewell, Mrs Perry and Mrs Evans.
External Support Services
Staffordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board - Home - Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board (staffsscb.org.uk)
Family action - Staffordshire Family Support and Outreach Service - Family Action (family-action.org.uk)
Action for Children - Make a referral — Staffordshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service (actionforchildren.org.uk)
Youth Offending Prevention Service 0- Youth offending prevention service | Staffordshire Connects
Malachi - Malachi
NSPCC - NSPCC | The UK children's charity | NSPCC
Childline - Childline | Childline
Loudmouth - PSHE Relationships & Safeguarding Programmes | Loudmouth
YESS - (yess.uk)
Young carers - Staffordshire Together for Carers Service | n-compass
Children’s Learning Disability Team - Care for children and families - Staffordshire County Council