Safeguarding

‘Everyone who works with children has a responsibility for keeping them safe. No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances and, if children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.’ - Working together to Safeguard Children 2018

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play to ensure that children are well looked after and feel safe, whilst also considering the best interests of the child.

Norton Hill School has a dedicated team that work together to ensure that all pupils in the school are safeguarded at all times. Those listed below have received training from the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, received training in the PREVENT Strategy, as well as training on safer recruitment. In addition to regular training members of the team also attend the Local Child Protection Forum to ensure they are up to date with relevant information local to the area as well as national updates and changes to policies. This information is then feedback to staff through regular bulletins.

Mrs T Gibbs

Assistant Head Teacher (Pastoral Care)

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs S Crispin

Learning Support Staff

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr C Elstob

Head of House

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs E Tucker

Learning Support Staff

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr D Wiltshire

Deputy Head Teacher (Teaching and Learning)

Designated Safeguarding Lead (In absence of Mrs T Gibbs)

Mrs K Ward

Senior Assistant Head Teacher (Director of Sixth Form)

Designated Safeguarding Lead (In absence of Mrs T Gibbs)

Whole school training is given to all staff annually and regular items discussed during staff meetings to ensure all staff are adequately informed about Safeguarding throughout the academic year. All new staff are given safeguarding induction training and the Single Central Record (SCR) is updated to reflect this.

Here at Norton Hill School we feel that the whole school community has a responsibility to ensure that all members are aware of relevant safeguarding issues and how to keep themselves safe. These topics are regularly discussed as part of the PSHE programme, in house and year assemblies, through staff/ pupil/ parent safeguarding updates as well as the through the pastoral tutor programme.

More information about the schools robust approach to safeguarding can be accessed through the school and Trust policies which can be found here.

Relevant policies include:

  • Attendance
  • Behaviour
  • Child Protection
  • Health and Safety
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Safeguarding
  • Whistle blowing

In addition to school and Trust policies please find a link to other useful resources such as material on keeping pupils safe online, knife crime and county lines. 

If you have any concerns about Safeguarding issues please contact the School Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs T Gibbs.

 

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