‘We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding all children at St Andrew’s and expect everyone to share this commitment.’ In line with our safeguarding policy and statutory guidance we have clear procedures in school for responding to any concerns about a child’ s safety or wellbeing. To see St Andrew’s latest Safeguarding/Child Protection policy click on the following link:
At St Andrew’s we have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for Safeguarding /child protection and 3 Deputy DSLs who have received appropriate training and support for this role. Jayne Rochford-Smith is the DSL and Tamsin Stephen, Kate Sandey and Charlotte Buckley are the Deputy DSLs. The Safeguarding Governor is Louise Leach.
The school is secure during the school day, so all visitors are asked to report to the main entrance. Please be mindful that for everybody’s safety, identification procedures will be carried out; a copy of which are displayed by the office for your information. All members of staff are vetted against national safeguarding procedures before being allowed to work in school. At least one member of every interview panel has undertaken safer recruitment training to ensure that best practices and all necessary checks are carried out.
Please note that for Safeguarding reasons, use of mobile phones is not permitted in school. Details of our mobile phone policy can be found under the following link Use of Mobile Phones Policy
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare or worried they are being abused please contact one of the safeguarding team in school. Alternatively, you can contact Childline, or you can report any concerns at B&NES Safeguarding Children Service.
For more information on the government’s statutory guidance for safeguarding children, click on the link below to view the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines from September 2020