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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 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). 

 

Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Hannah Leathart (Assistant Headteacher Progress and Wellbeing) contact - leatharth@denmarkroad.org

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Rachel Kittle (Student Support Officer) contact - kittler@denmarkroad.org

Safeguarding Team - Alex Wickson (Assistant Headteacher Teaching and Learning) contact - wicksona@denmarkroad.org

Safeguarding Team - Julia Simpson (Year 10 and 11 Progress and Wellbeing Coordinator) - simpsonj@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, other pre-employment checks adn a full induction process.  All staff at the school have completed training in the following: Child Protection, FGM Awareness, Prevent Strategy and Mental Health awareness.  All staff at Denmark Road also sign the Staff Code of Conduct and Acceptable IT user agreement.  Safeguarding at Denmark Road High School is supported by regular updates and training which are calendared throughout the school year.  This is to ensure that all staff have relevant and appropriate working knowledge to allow them to support the young people in our care everyday.

 

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

·      Mental Health Awareness

       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 closely with our allocated Early Help Coordinator and other external 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 our 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.