At Springwell we strive to make sure all our pupils are safe in school, at home and in the community. Our staff are here to keep our pupils safe and secure and to promote their personal safety and well-being.
Our commitment to safeguarding encompasses ways which we ensure our pupils develop security, confidence and independence. The school has a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action to ensure the welfare and safety of its pupils. If a member of staff has cause to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or any other form of abuse, the school will follow child protection procedures and inform Children’s Services of its concern.
A clear policy on Safeguarding and Child Protection is available below and is reviewed by Springwell staff alongside the governing body on an annual basis.
There are designated lead staff who monitor the effectiveness of the policy and, where necessary, liaise with the local authority when significant safeguarding concerns arise.
If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact one of the designated safeguarding leads as quickly as possible. You will find the names of these members of staff on the school’s Safeguarding flow chart (below).