Child Protection and Safeguarding at Toddington St George Church of England School
Everyone is involved in safeguarding children. If you ever have a direct concern about any child the school will always listen but if you need to report a concern about a child outside school hours please phone: Social Care on 0300 300 8149 and explain your concern.
The NSPCC who give advice and guidance on 0800 800 5000
People responsible in school for Child Protection
|Mrs Spencer (Headteacher)||Designated Teacher for Child Protection. Looked After Children/Visual School lead teacher.|
|Mrs Vickers and Mrs Stringer||Lead Teacher (Deputy designated teachers for child protection)|
|Mrs Taylor (Senior Teacher/HI)||Designated teacher for children with Hearing Impaired needs.|
|Mrs Mallett (SENDCO)||Trained teacher and with responsibility for children with SEN needs.|
|Mrs Stringer (Early Years Leader)||Trained and with key responsibility for Early Years.|
Or contact your child’s class teacher, who will inform the relevant staff member.
Taking Concerns Seriously
We take our responsibility to protect children from harm, danger and abuse VERY seriously. This includes our commitment to staff training ,our work with the children, our referrals to Social care should they be required, our Governors work and our ongoing support to families, foster carers, specials guardians and extended family carers
We are regarded by Social Care as having excellent practice in keeping children safe and supporting children with complex, and in some cases tragic personal stories, as the join us with needs to be cared for. Some children are specifically sent to the school by the Social Care staff to enable them to thrive.
We keep careful files to support any child’s needs, have a log that records ongoing events for children and a training log that shows that staff are well prepared to support children as they need.
On a lighter note our Friendship weeks, Road Safety weeks, weekly PSHE work,Children ‘Say no’ work, the Anti Bullying policy and our Healthy Heart and Mind days all add to children’s confidence ,trust and awareness ensuring they know they are valued and respected by other.
Every child is encouraged to have a ‘Hand of Trust’ showing 5 people they know they always feel safe with and who they can always trust.
All the information about how your child is kept safe and is protected is attached via this link All the ways we protect and care for children.