Safeguarding

Introduction

Stowmarket High School fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support students in school. There are five main elements to how we work:

  • Ensuring we practise safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.

  • Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.

  • Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.

  • Supporting students who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan.

  • Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Ms Claire Ferguson

Alternative Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Jane Allen

Online Safety Lead - Mr Andrew Wright

Safeguarding Governor Lead - Mr Jon Brighton

PREVENT Governor Lead - Mr Jon Brighton

 

Parents’ Safeguarding Bulletins Throughout the year we will add a parent safeguarding bulletin to this page which will highlight topical issues facing students in school. The bulletins can be downloaded below.

Issue 10 October 2017

Issue 1 Dec 2015

Issue 2 Feb 2016

Issue 3 Mar 2016

Issue 4 May 2016

Issue 5 July 2016

Issue 6 Oct 2016

Issue 7 Dec 2016

Issue 8 Feb 2017

Issue 9 June 2017

 

Useful Links

1. 24/7 help, advice and support http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

2. Provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue http://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/index.php

3. Advice for parents, professionals and young people on the signs of sexual exploitation and how to keep safe http://www.barnardos.org.uk/spotthesigns

4. Friendly, confidential drugs advice http://www.talktofrank.com/

5. Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

6. Your advice, help and report centre  http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

7. Information on a variety of online resources to help keep children safe online http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/