Safeguarding Statement

Charters School follows the procedures set out by the Local Safeguarding Children's Board and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Education (DfE) and the document 'Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018'.
Safeguarding goes beyond the contributions made to child protection in relation to individual children. Our objective is to provide a safe environment for all young people to learn and reach their full potential.
To achieve this objective we have systems in place designed to
  • Prevent unsuitable people working with children and young people
  • Promote safe practice and challenge poor and unsafe practice
  • Identify instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe
Charters School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This means that we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which we refer to.  All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy which can be found on our Policies page.
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 students are discussed with the parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Emma Barham-Wingrove
Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Mrs S Derrick 
Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Mr P Stephenson

Our School’s Safety Officer

PC Graham Slater (Safer School Police Officer) is available to meet with any students and their parents if they have been a victim of crime or need Police support. He can be contacted through the Designated Safeguarding Lead