Schools are charged with maintaining a safe, supportive environment which protects the rights and needs of children at all times. School staff have regular contact with children and young people, and a responsibility to help to identify signs of children in need of additional support or protection accordingly.
Together, these responsibilities are called safeguarding.
At Clee Hill Community Academy, the safety and welfare of our children is at the heart of everything we do. We recognise our safeguarding responsibilities to include:
- creating a safe environment for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices;
- ensuring that adults who work in school, including volunteers, are able to work with children safely, and are properly trained and equipped to do so;
- teaching children and young people to stay safe; and
maintaining an environment in which children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem.
As part of our safeguarding procedure, Clee Hill Community Academy follows the procedures set out by the Shropshire Safeguarding Children Board.
New safeguarding arrangements are required by the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and these arrangements set out how agencies should work together to safeguard children and promote their welfare.
|Who to contact||When to contact||Contact details|
|The designated safeguard lead (DSL) in the school||You can contact the DSL (or the deputy if they are not available) at any time with a concern about a child||
Ceri Little - firstname.lastname@example.org
|SSCP – Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership||They can provide advice and guidance to those in the community who work with children and families.||
0345 678 9021
|FPOC (First Point of contact)||To report a concern if you are worried that a child is being abused or neglected.||
0345 678 9021
|0800 800 5000|
Response needed immediately for an emergency situation.
Advice and response needed for non-urgent criminal or suspicious activity.
Data Protection/ GDPR
The Data Protection Act 1984 requires that any details held by the school should not be divulged without permission.
The school holds personal data about each child and has registered with the Data Protection Register the agencies with which information will be shared.
Julia Priscott is the Shropshire Gateway Educational Trust’s Data Protection Officer (DPO)