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Safeguarding

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
NameResponsibility
Mrs Spencer (Headteacher)Designated Teacher for Child Protection. Looked After Children/Visual School lead teacher.
Mrs Vickers and Mrs StringerLead 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.

Safeguarding DocumentDownload
Caring for Every ChildDownload
Safeguarding and Child Protection PolicyDownload
TSG Medical Conditions PolicyDownload

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.