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What is safeguarding

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

Should you have a safeguarding concern regarding a student or the school during school hours please contact your child’s pastoral leader in the first instance or telephone the school and ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team. Please note that school does not provide safeguarding provision for students out of school hours or during school holidays.


Please use the resources on SAFEGUARDING area of our website for further support and advice for parents who are concerned about their child.

Reporting a Concern to CWAC Services

Concerns about a child’s welfare can be reported to CWAC Integrated Access and Referral Team (iART) on 0300 123 7047 between 8.30 am and 5 pm, 4.30 pm on a Friday or via this link.  If you have an urgent concern outside of these hours please call the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 01244 977277. Alternatively you can call the police.  

Safeguarding team

Mrs Helen Hill – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs S Stapledon – Deputy DSL

Miss R Hughes – Deputy DSL

Mrs K Hill – Deputy DSL

Mr D McGrath – Deputy DSL


Pastoral Team

Year 7 – Mrs C Knight

Year 8 – Miss M Jones

Year 9 – Mr D Holmes

Year 10 – Mr I Anderson

Year 11 – Mrs C Palmer

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