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Ibstock Community College fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support students in school. The aim of our Safeguarding Policy is to safeguard and promote our pupils’ welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate. The pupils’ welfare is of paramount importance.
There are four main elements to our Child Protection Policy:
The College adopts an open and accepting attitude towards children as part of its responsibility for pastoral care. Staff encourage children and parents to feel free to talk about any concerns and to see school as a safe place when there are difficulties. Student’s worries and fears will be taken seriously and student are encouraged to seek help from members of staff.
We will therefore:
Safeguarding in the Curriculum
The following areas are among those addressed in PSHE and in the wider curriculum
Leicestershire schools are part of Operation Encompass. The police will inform us by 9.00am on the next school day if a child or young person has been involved in or witnessed a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools allows the provision of immediate early intervention through ‘overt' or 'silent support’, depending upon the needs and wishes of the child. We believe that this kind of early intervention is every child’s right. This information will remain confidential and only shared within school as is necessary.
Online safety guide for parents
Simon Genders (Safeguarding Development Team) has created this presentation for parents to support & encourage safe behaviour online. Online safety guide for parents
Please do not hesitate to report anything you are concerned about.
Named safeguarding staff and contacts
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Sophie Williams
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead/s: Anne Marie Blewitt, James Mason,Di Scott, Sharon Bedwell, Ruth Cobley, Christa Colledge, Sue Webster.
Nominated Safeguarding Governor: Lee Donaghy