Safeguarding Staff

Staff Responsibilities

It is the moral and legal duty of all adults in charge of children to be ready to protect a child in danger of abuse. Education staff have a responsibility to be ready to observe, monitor and refer suspected abuse.

We are committed to:

  • Providing training for staff in recognising signs, symptoms and behaviour which are symptomatic of abuse and in responding appropriately.
  • Establishing good procedures and practices in relation to record keeping.
  • Any member of staff suspecting child abuse or neglect must refer their suspicions to the Designated Child Protection Officer or their Deputy in their absence, who will then refer to Social Services, if appropriate.
  • Maintain the Single Central Record (SCR) is a live document held by the school to demonstrate that staff have undergone appropriate recruitment and police checks.
  • The Pastoral Care Manager attends regular briefings and forums organised by the Essex Safeguarding Children Board and other agencies to receive up to date information about child protection and safeguarding.

Our Designated Child Protection Lead is:

Mrs Prigg, Headteacher

Our Designated Deputy Child Protection Leads are:

Mrs Cullen (Pastoral Care Manager), Mrs Dines (Deputy Headteacher)

Please click here for our Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Leaflet for further information.

If you are concerned about the welfare of any pupil in the school, then please telephone us and speak to one of our designated leads.

01245 472682