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Safeguarding

Denmark Road High School is committed to promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy applies to all staff, governors and those visiting the school.  A copy of this policy can be found here.

If you or your child is ever concerned about their own well-being and safety safety or that of a friend.  They should report their concerns to a member of the safeguarding team.  The designated safeguarding team are Miss H Leathart (Assistant Head Progress and Well Being) and Mrs R Kittle (Student Support). 

Contact details:

Miss H Leathartleatharth@denmarkroad.org

Mrs R Kittlekittler@denmarkroad.org

Mr R Ellam (Link Trustee) - ellamr@denmarkroad.org

 

If you have a safeguarding concern during the school holidays please email head@denmarkroad.org and include “Safeguarding Concern” as the subject of your email

All staff employed by the school are subject to enhanced DBS clearance and other pre-employment checks.  All staff complete regular Child Protection training, including training relating to female genital mutilation and also the Prevent strategy.

 

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.  Safeguarding encompasses the following:

·       Child Protection

·       Staff Conduct

·       Safer Recruitment

·       School Environment

·       PSHCE Curriculum

·       SEN & Inclusion

·       Attendance

·       Anti-bullying

·       Behaviour management

·       E-Safety

·       Health & Safety

·       Whistleblowing

·       Transition arrangements

·       Extended Services

 

Offer of Early Help

At Denmark Road High School our priority is keeping children safe.  Students who feel safe and supported are able to learn more effectively and achieve their potential.  With this is mind as a school we are proactive in identifying and supporting students who would benefit from having additional support.  As a school we are very aware that no one professional working with a family can have a complete picture of a child’s needs.  The school works with a variety of outside agencies to identify children and families who would benefit from early help.  We aim to develop strong relationships with our students and their families to ensure a positive programme of support for those students in need.

 

The Wellbeing Centre

The Wellbeing Centre is also used to support the safeguarding of students at Denmark Road.  The Centre is used by students and staff to meet with parents/carers and external professionals to promote all aspects of student wellbeing and safety.

 

Safeguarding Useful Links

Denmark Road High School fully recognises our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in their care, and that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. This system is described in statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020

Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board:

https://www.gscb.org.uk/

 

Family Information Service 

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/children-young-people-and-families/family-information-service-fis/

 

Glos Families Directory

https://www.glosfamiliesdirectory.org.uk/kb5/gloucs/glosfamilies/home.page

 

NSPCC 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk

 

mumsnet

https://www.mumsnet.com/

 

Teens in Crisis

https://ticplus.org.uk/

 

If you are aware of any safeguarding issues during the school holidays please email head@denmarkroad.org and add 'Safeguarding Concern' into the subject area.  Any email sent marked for safeguarding will be responded to within 24 hours.