Safeguarding at Calverton

What is Safeguarding?

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children's health or development;
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.

Some common themes in Safeguarding include the following: Neglect, Emotional Abuse, Physical Abuse, Children missing from Education, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Bullying including Cyberbullying, Domestic Violence, Drugs, Fabricated or induced illness, Faith abuse, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Forced Marriage, Gangs and Youth Violence, Mental Health, Private Fostering, Preventing Radicalisation, Sexting, Trafficking.

Safeguarding at Calverton

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

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.

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.

All staff have annual training in Safeguarding and Child Protection at the start of the academic year, as well as training during the school year. We have a Safeguarding Pupils Team (SPT) who meet regularly to discuss safeguarding issues. The team consists of the following staff, each bringing different expertise:

  • Mrs C Crompton (Head Teacher)
  • Mr M Speed (Assistant Head Teacher)
  • Ms N Gill (Pastoral Support Manager)
  • Miss E Griffin (Deputy Head Teacher)
  • Mr J Wynne (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)
  • Miss K Gilbey (Learning Mentor)

If you require support or have a concern in relation to the welfare of a child, you can speak with any of the above members of staff.

We follow national and local guidance, and you may find the following links useful:

 Safeguarding Through the Curriculum





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