What is safeguarding?

Protecting children from maltreatment.

Preventing the impairment of children’s health or development.

Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.

Taking action to enable all the children to have the best outcomes.

If you have a concern please contact a member of the Safeguarding team either at school, on 01209 842360 or their emails listed below.

If you have a concern about a child please speak to our designated safeguarding lead: Mrs Jo Knuckey  head@illoganschool.co.uk

 If she is not available please speak to Mrs Julie Webber (SENCo and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) jwebber@illoganschool.co.uk

The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mrs Sam Knuckey sam.knuckey@croftymat.org

Our school community has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place, which are available on the web site or from the school office on request. All staff, including our volunteers and supply staff, must ensure that they are aware of our procedures; parents and carers are welcome to read these. 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 always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests.

However, if you have a concern out of school hours please use the phone number for the Multi-Agency Referral Unit which is 0300 1231 116.

All staff are trained in Child Protection Awareness and we have a Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy which is regularly reviewed.

If you want to know more about our procedures or the policy, please speak to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads.

The following sites may be useful to you;

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.disrespectnobody.co.uk

www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.internetmatters.org

www.childnet.com/cyberbullying-guidance

www.pshe-association.org.uk

www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-use-of-social-media-for-online-radicalisation

Please click the links below to access our Safeguarding policies: