Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Safeguarding Children

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus.  All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.  Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy which is available on the school website, or from the school office.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

 DSLs Website

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversations heard, and report to one of the DSL’s as soon as possible the same day.  Do NOT conduct your own investigation.

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to one of the DSL’s in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors at chairofgovernors@springfield.surrey.sch.uk if the concern relates to the Headteacher) – who will consider what action to take. 

Mrs Julie Sherrington - Acting Headteacher

September 2017

All adults at Springfield are made aware of the NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line on 0800 028 0285. This anonymous, free of charge service provides support to employees wishing to raise concerns about how their organisation has handled a child protection concern.

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All adults are also expected to read the DfE guidance: Keeping children safe in education guidance – September 2016.pdf

Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online, for schools to host on their own websites.Sign up  on http://parentinfo.org/

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