Safeguarding

Below is the NSPCC definition of safeguarding.

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

 

The responsibility to keep children safe belongs to all of us. Glenleigh Park has a very clear Safeguarding Policy that is available here on the school website or from the school office.

In school there are five Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL’s). They are Mrs RichardsonMr Trimmings, Mrs Willer, Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Turner

If you have any safeguarding concerns about a child and wish to speak to a DSL please make an appointment at the school office. Alternatively if you have a concern about a child outside of school please contact the Single Point of Advice (SPOA) who can direct your concern to the correct place within East Sussex Children’s Services. This can be done anonymously if necessary.

To contact SPOA please call 01323 464222 between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Model Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy September 2018 (2)