Stephenson Studio School takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of students and believes that the safety and wellbeing of children is of paramount importance.
Everyone who works with and comes into contact with students at Stephenson Studio School has a responsibility to keep them safe. All staff members receive safeguarding training which is regularly updated and the School follows robust safer recruitment procedures.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing the impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development
- ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies and Procedures 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.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Safeguarding children is everybody’s business. If you have a concern about a child out of school hours, it is important that you report this.
The advice is to contact Leicestershire Police on 101 if you think a crime has been committed but there is no immediate danger or Police 999 if you regard a child in immediate danger.
If you think a child is being neglected, physically abused or sexually abused then contact the First Response Children’s Duty Team. Phone 0116 305 0005 (this is a 24 hour a day line).
If you have other welfare concerns about a child and you would like to contact a member of school staff about this, then please use the email link below which will go directly to the DSLs. only.
Stephenson Studio School's Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Mr Hobbs (Headteacher)
Stephenson Studio School Deputy Designated Leads:
Mr Collishaw (Deputy Head)
Miss Farmer (Pastoral Lead)
Mr Pearson (Behaviour Lead)
SUPPORT AND FURTHER INFORMATION
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