Call: 01746 718617 or for nursery/wrap around 01746 718 769

Safeguarding and Key Policies

“Children want to be respected, their views to be heard, to have stable relationships with professionals built on trust and for consistent support provided for their individual needs. This should guide the behaviour of professionals. Anyone working with children should see and speak to the child; listen to what they say; take their views seriously; and work with them collaboratively when deciding how to support their needs”. Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm.  It relates to aspects of school life including:

  • pupils’ health and safety
  • the use of reasonable force
  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
  • providing first aid
  • educational visits
  • intimate care
  • internet or e-safety (please go to this section of our website)
  • appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context.

Designated leads

Designated Lead – Katie Jones

Deputies – Jane Jones / Rebecca Home

Link Governor – Richard Lewis

If you have any concerns about a child then you can talk to any of the designated leads above or report them in the following ways:

NSPCC website

Or you can also speak to:

  • Shropshire Council's First Point of Contact: 0345 678 9021
  • NSPCC: 0800 800 5000
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • West Mercia Police:  999 (emergency) 101 (non-emergency)

Please find a link for the  Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership: Getting help pages  

Information on Sexualised Behaviour/Sexual Harassment and Abuse.  The NSPCC also has and advice line to support professionals and parents with anything related to this issue: 0800136663

Parent Anxiety Pack

Please see below (scroll all the way down) for a sample of our school safeguarding policies.  If you have any queries about other aspects please do not hesitate to contact us.

For trust-wide policies, including the E-Safety Policy, please click here.

Useful Safeguarding information

For Parents:  For Children: 

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a process whereby the police and the council will inform a member of staff if a child or young person has experienced any domestic abuse incident. This will be done prior to the start of the next school day. Information sharing between professional agencies allows school staff to provide emotional and practical support to their pupils experiencing domestic abuse. Please see below for further information:

Child Exploitation

Please click here for information for parents and carers regarding child exploitation in Shropshire.

 

This 50 minute training video is an introduction to ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Early Trauma, the importance of childhood on the rest of children’s lives and what protective factors and resilience children need to cope.

This 50 minute training video is an introduction to ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Early Trauma, the importance of childhood on the rest of children’s lives and what protective factors and resilience children need to cope.

Click on the above link for a 15 minute webinar about how to keep your children safe online

Click on the above link for a 15 minute webinar about how to keep your children safe online

Click on the image above for more information regarding obtaining books on prescription to help with your child's mental health

Click on the image above for more information regarding obtaining books on prescription to help with your child's mental health

Parents/Carers can call the Helpline number and will be transferred to a Parenting Practitioner.  Please note that it is NOT an emergency helpline to discuss safety concerns but they can call First Point of Contact on 0345 678 9021

Parents/Carers can call the Helpline number and will be transferred to a Parenting Practitioner. Please note that it is NOT an emergency helpline to discuss safety concerns but they can call First Point of Contact on 0345 678 9021

Beam: Shropshire

BEAM is an emotional health and well-being service for children and young people across the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin areas. If have something on your mind, we’re here to listen and support you.

Please see below for further information.

Beam flyer for parents

Beam leaflet

Beam phone support

Mental Health Support

Please click here for some useful information about how you can support your childs mental health.