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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.
How to contact for what?
If you have a concern about your childs school work, progress, homework please contact their form tutor. All email address can be found on the Contact page.
If you have a concern about your child’s happiness at school, their friendship groups or a concern linked to life at home please contact their pastoral manager:
If you have concerned about the emotional or physical wellbeing of any child attending Ibstock Community College please contact a Designated Safeguarding Lead (see the list of names below).
The four main types of abuse or, but not limited to: Physical abuse; Sexual abuse; Emotional abuse and Neglect.
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 Leads: Annie Roberts and Laura Kiteley
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead/s: Sophie Williams, James Mason, Rachael Rhodes, Sharon Bedwell, Ruth Cobley, Christa Colledge, Sue Webster.
Nominated Safeguarding Governor: Lee Donaghy