Safeguarding

Charters School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 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.

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.

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 2020’.

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.

To achieve this objective we have systems in place designed to

...create a safe and positive atmosphere for all students to be challenged academically and develop personally

...promote the school ethos of Unity, Respect, Excellence

...prevent unsuitable people working with children and young people

...promote safe practice and challenge poor and unsafe practice

Our Safeguarding Team can be contacted below

To view this two column table please scroll down/left.

In addition, we have a designated Safeguarding Trustee, Leigh McKay.  She can be contacted via the Clerk to the Trustees Laura Law on l.law@chartersschool.org.uk

Safeguarding Concern

If you have a Safeguarding Concern about any of our students then please contact the Safeguarding Team.

This will then be sent directly and confidentially to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

If you have a safeguarding concern outside of school hours please contact the police on 101 or, if it is an emergency, contact 999.

More Information

There is lots of information and advice on tackling mental health issues on our Wellbeing Hub.

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