We recognise the moral and statutory responsibility placed on all staff to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment, underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, are able to raise concerns and believe they are being listened to, and that appropriate action will be taken to keep them safe.
|Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs Katie Copeman (at St Edmund's) 01284 755141 (School)
Mrs Maria Kemble
|Named safeguarding governor
|Mrs Amanda Takavaresha
|Chair of Governors
|Mr Ian Cameron and Mr Christopher Oldroyd
|School Online Safety Lead
|Mr Mark Brewer
|Designated teacher for Children in Care (CiC)
Mrs Katie Copeman (at St Edmund's)
Child protection and Safeguarding Policy
To view all of our policies available on the website including the Child protection and Safeguarding Policy, please click here.
Online Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications. It highlights the need to educate children about the benefits and risks of using new technologies and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences. Through policy, discrete lessons and teaching opportunities we recognise and address the importance of providing an education in online safety.
To view all of our policies available on the website including the Online Safety policy click here.
Keeping Children Safe in Education
This is the government's statutory guidance from the Department for Education. Schools and colleges in England must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Please click here to open the document.
If you have a concern about a child
Everyone has a safeguarding part to play in protecting our children. Customer First is the initial point of contact for social services in Suffolk. If you have concerns about a child please report this to:
Customer First on 0808 800 4005
If the child concerned is attending our school please also inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs Katie Copeman (at St Edmunds) 01284 755141 (School)
Mrs Anne-Marie Price (at St Josephs) 01787 373365 (school)
This includes providing support as soon as a problem emerges, liaising with the Designated Safeguarding Lead, and sharing information with other professionals in order to support early identification and assessment, focussing on providing interventions to avoid escalation of worries and needs. The Early Help Support information for Suffolk schools can be accessed here.
Our school's Early Help offer: