What to do if you are worried about a child:

If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed through abuse or neglect you should you should call the MASH immediately

Tel:

  • Telephone: 01793 466903 (during normal office hours which are 8.30am to 4.40pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday)

  • The Emergency Duty Service (EDS) is available outside office hours on 01793 436699

 

 (or the Police on 999 in emergency situation).

(This number will take you through to Customer Services who will ask a series of questions and triage into MASH where safeguarding concerns are raised)

If you would like further information about keeping your child safe, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to children (NSPCC) has lots of advice and guidance: www.nspcc.co.uk

Safeguarding

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.

Meet the team

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Sarah Sumner - Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lou Edmonds - Deputy Head Teacher, SRP Lead, SENCO and Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Craig Breeze- Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Alex Watson - Deputy Safeguarding Lead

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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 maltreatment

Preventing impairment of children’s health or development

Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

Taking action to ensure that all children have the best outcomes

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

 

What is Child Protection?

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.  

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

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

 

Further information:

In order to fulfill this responsibility effectively, we have made available the below documents to give you further advice and information. You could also visit the following links:

https://www.childline.org.uk/ 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/