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Sandy Upper School

General Safeguarding

Sandy Upper School Safeguarding Statement

"At Sandy Upper School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors, and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our students. We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is that children will enjoy their time as students in this school."

All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Leads.

We want to work in partnership with parents and carers to help children to achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution. On rare occasions however, our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact parents or carers.

We adopt the procedures laid down by the Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all.

Sandy Upper School Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss K Hayward, Principal

The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mrs J Devereux and Mrs K Gaylor

If you require any further information please contact Miss K Hayward, Principal

Parents and students can access information and website links about how to protect young people online by clicking on the relevant tabs on the left.

Childline www.childline.org.uk - ChildLine is a registered charity with a 24 hour Freephone number for children. The site contains some useful information about keeping children safe.

CEOP www.ceop.police.uk - This site includes links to report abuse and concerns on line

NSPCC www.nspcc.org.uk - The NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.

Lutonlscb www.lutonlscb.org.uk - The Luton Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is the key statutory mechanism for agreeing how relevant organisations in Luton co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and for ensuring the effectiveness of what they do.

Kidscape www.kidscape.org.uk - Kidscape is a registered UK charity committed to keeping children safe from harm or abuse.

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