Who has a duty to safeguard children?


We have a robust system for recording incidents called My Concern.  It enables any issues raised to be recorded, at any time, by any member of staff.  It provides the Governors with comprehensive reports, enabling challenge, which ensures staff are held to account.

We have a rigorous recruitment process that gathers evidence about staff suitability to work with children. All references are checked, and all staff, students, governors and volunteers must undergo an enhanced police check. All staff and volunteers also undertake regular Safeguarding training.

We have designated Safeguarding team in place as follows:

Darren Ward – DSL

Helen Garratty – Designated Safeguarding Deputy

Ruth Garrity – Designated Safeguarding Deputy

Katie Lewis – Designated Safeguarding Deputy

Gina Newton – Safeguarding Governor

ANYONE can call the Safeguarding hub at anytime on 0114 2734855.

You can find our Safeguarding Policy in our Policies section.

L.E.A.D. Safeguarding Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Prevent Gov 2015

Working Together in Safe Guarding Children 2015

What to do if you think your child is being abused 2015

Information Sharing Advice Safeguarding Practitioners 2015

Safeguarding Advice for Parents and Carers

Cyber Bullying Online Safety Guide for Parents and Carers

Digital Footprint Grooming Guide for Parents

Image Identity Online Safety Guide for Parents

Privacy and Security Online Safety Guide for Parents

Relationships Grooming Online Safety Guide for Parents

Sexting Online Safety Guide for Parents

Websites for Support

Cororna virus helpline – 08000468687

Internet Safety
UK Council for Internet Safety
UK Safer Internet Centre
South West Grid for Learning

UK Safer Internet Centre
Internet Matters
Net Aware

Mental Health
Mental Health Foundation
NHS Every Mind Matters – self care resource
Childrens Society
Shout (in conjunction with Place2be)

NHS 111
Public Health England

Winstons Wish
Grief Encounter,
Childhood Bereavement Network
Hope Encounter