We believe that one of the key roles of our school is to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of every individual child in our care, so that they grow up secure, confident and independent.
t is clear, therefore, that the health, safety and well-being of all the children in our care are of paramount importance. Our pupils have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability.
We recognise that all staff members have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm.
The first point of contact for anyone who has a concern about the safety and well-being of a pupil is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
The Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Mr R Vaughan, Headteacher.
Revision and update training 9 February 2016 and 24 February 2018
DSL Forum 2 November 2017
Mrs L Halling
Revision and update training 18 February 2017
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Mrs J Bowen
Revision and update training 27 September 2016 and 25 April 2018
The school's Child Protection Policy HAS RECENTLY BEEN COMPREHENSIVELY REVISED (March 2016), in light of the Government's 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' docment and can be found in the 'Policies' section of the website (most recent revision, March 2018).
In order to manage allegations against child care professionals, every Local Authority appoints a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). In Gloucestershire we have two LADOs: Jane Bee and Kath Whittaker. They can be contacted on 01452 426994 or 01452 425017.
Further information and advice can be obtained from the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board or from our own school website.
Please see below for for more information about Safeguarding.
Details of the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead staff and how to contact them are given below.