COVID-19 UPDATED SAFEGUARDING & CHILD PROTECTION POLICY 2020/21
This policy will be in effect throughout the duration of our school's closure.
Everyone at Salterlee, including staff, parents, governors and pupils has an important role to play in keeping children safe. The first thing everyone needs to know is what do if they have a concern, however small, about the welfare of a child.
Parents with concerns
Talk to our Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mark Scott). If he's not available they should ask to speak to our Deputy Safeguarding Leads (Emma Marshall). Both receive regular training, support and supervision from the Calderdale Child Protection Training Service. They are trained in the latest procedures for dealing with concerns.
Pupils who are worried about either their own, or another child's safety
Talk to any grown up in school. They all know what to do to make sure your concerns are handled properly.
Our trained Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mark Scott (Headteacher) - Training Spring 2018
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Emma Marshall (Assistant Headteacher - Training Spring 2017
Designated Governor for Safeguarding: Felicity Sutcliffe
Safer Recruitment Team: Mark Scott (Training June 2013), Emma Marshall - Training February 2015, Dianne Cooper (Governor)
Safeguarding Supervision: Mark Scott - Training October 2016
Local Authority Safeguarding Advisor: Steve Barnes
Basic Safeguarding & Child Protection Awareness: All other members of staff annually receive basic safeguarding and child protection training. This training is informed by serious case reviews and the latest guidance for Working Together and Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2019).
All staff and governors are kept updated through regular meeting agenda items.
GUIDES for parents
It's extremely difficult for parents to stay fully in-touch with the ever changing array of social media. The NSPCC has teamed up with O2 to produce an excellent guide.
Click here to find out how to keep children safe online.
Click here to learn about how to report concerns to the police.
Click here to watch a video from Barnardos about spotting the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).