This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and follows the Education Act 2002, section 157 and 175. We expect all staff, volunteers, governors and parents to share this commitment.
Designated Safeguarding and Online Safety Lead: Mrs Waters
Alternates Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Cook and Mrs Barnes
Named Governor for safeguarding: Mrs Hannah Cooke
Any concerns should be reported directly to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), who has overall responsibility for Safeguarding, or the Alternate DSL if the DSL is unavailable.
From time to time, we all go through situations which are difficult to cope with. We sometimes hear in the media about families who are, or who have been, struggling, or even in danger. At these times, we need help and advice but finding the right department or agency can be a mindfield.
The Early Help Offer gives parents a framework for asking for support. An assessment form may be completed, or signposting given, to provide parents and families with services who can help. This may be behaviour support, parenting advice, bereavement counselling, health advice, or for specific medical issues. The list is not finite. If you need advice or guidance please speak to your child's teacher initially or make an appointment to see Mrs Waters, Headteacher.
When a family needs support we may suggest a CAF is completed. The CAF process enables us to involve other agencies to support your child
Please do share with us any Safeguarding concerns you have. Alternatively 'phone Customer First Freephone no: 0808 800 4005 or Suffolk Police main switchboard no: 01473 613500 or 101. In an emergency dial 999.
Suffolk's Guidance and Procedures for Safeguarding Children are available from Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership