At St Stephens (Saltash) C P School, we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.
We work to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. The procedures contained in the Safeguarding Policy provide evidence of how this will be implemented within the school and within multi-agency working arrangements.
If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child, you can always come and discuss this with a member of our school staff. Our main nominated Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Our Governor responsible for safeguarding is Tina Dixon.
A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found here:
Some Useful Information
NSPCC Website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child, you must report them.
If you believe the child is in immediate danger, don’t delay. Call the police on 999 straight away.
You can also report concerns in the following ways:
- Contact NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. They will then pass the concern onto the local child protection team who will investigate it.
- Report your concern directly to your local authority child protection team. You can find your local team here.
- Report it to your Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Heather Landers
- Call the NSPCC’s Whistleblowing advice line on 0800 028 0285 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org. They offer free advice and support to anyone who’s concerned about how child protection issues are handled in an organisation.