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St Christophers Academy

Keeping children safe

Committed to Safeguarding Children

At St Christophers Academy the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

 

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

 

On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

 

The details of the Designated Safeguarding Leads and relevant policies are below.

 

 

 

 

If you have any concerns about a child, please report them to:

Designated safeguarding lead- Principal Mrs Jones pjones@bestacademies.org.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead- Deputy Principal Miss Ferdinand aferdinand@bestacademies.org.uk

Additional trained staff 

Mrs Horne- Assistant Principal and EYFS Lead shorne@bestacademies.org.uk

 

Mrs Lay- Family Worker klay@bestacademies.org.uk

 

Mrs Samantha Stredder and Mrs Zoe Nutt are our nominated safeguarding governors. Their contact details can be obtained through the school office - c/o rtootell@bestacademies.org.uk 

 

If you have ANY concerns about a child, contact us immediately.

 If you are unable to make a referral to the designated lead or one of the lead persons, please contact Children’s Services on 0300 300 8585 or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.

https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/11/children_and_young_people/112/child_protection_-_safeguarding_children_and_young_people

All policies relating to Child Protection and Safeguarding can be found below. Paper copies can be obtained from the school office.