Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children.
Our aim is to work together to safeguard children by:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or is at risk of harm. We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with parents/carers first – unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Read our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy here.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection is Mr Rob Nicklin (Vice Principal).
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection is Mrs Lisa Jevons (Medical and Student Welfare Officer).
The Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection is Miss Abbi Lewis (SAFE Officer)
The following staff support the Designated Safeguarding Leads – Ms Karen Steger (SENCo).
The Trustee with responsibility for child protection is Mrs Katie Hancock.
We will review our policy and procedures on an annual basis.
Prevent Strategy/Guidance – the aim of this guidance is to ensure we are all aware of the ‘Prevent Strategy’ and our key responsibilities in trying to ensure we protect our young people who may be in danger of being radicalised.