No child should suffer harm, either at home or at school. Everyone who works in our school has a responsibility to make sure that all our young people are safe.
If you think a child is being harmed or at risk of being harmed, please contact us on: 01525 402377 or 01525 404743.
Local Authority Access and Referral Hub:
Email us: email@example.com
It is responsibility of the DSLs to ensure that all concerns are recorded accurately and referred to the appropriate agency quickly to ensure that necessary actions are taken to promote children’s welfare. It is also their responsibility to ensure that all staff and volunteers are trained to an appropriate level and are confident in sharing concerns they have with the Lead Designated Person. This training takes place each year.
Each term the Lead Designated Persons meet with the Safeguarding Governor to ensure that they are kept up to date with the developments in Safeguarding. At no point during these meetings are individual cases discussed.
There is a wealth of helplines to support you.
Working proactively to prevent child-on-child abuse in our school
June 2021, Ofsted published a rapid review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges. It recommends that schools, colleges and multi-agency partners act as though sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are happening, even when there are no specific reports. This is because the review has revealed how prevalent sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are for children and young people. In light of this, even where school and college leaders do not have specific information that indicates sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are problems for their children and young people, they should act on the assumption that they are. Leaders should take a whole-school/college approach to developing a culture where all kinds of sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are recognised and addressed.
TJLS Helping Hand
Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.
If you are worried about a child or have concerns that a child may be being radicalised then you can contact: one of our Designated Safeguarding Lead’s in school, your local Prevent team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the following website Act Early UK.
NSPCC Helpline – Victims of abuse in education
The NSPCC have launched a dedicated helpline for children and young people who have experienced sexual harassment or abuse at school, and for worried adults and professionals that need support and guidance.
Further information can be found using this link to the NSPCC website.
Central Beds Domestic Abuse Partnership
You can also call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 and it is open 24/7.
If you feel immediate danger, call the police on 999.
More help and advice
There are also agencies which can offer advice and/or support regarding concerns such as