Keeping children safe in Education
At Maidenhill School we strive to make sure all our students are safe in school, at home, online and in the community. Our staff work to keep our students safe and secure and to promote their personal safety and well-being.
Our commitment to safeguarding encompasses the ways we support our students to feel secure, confident and independent. The school has a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action to ensure the welfare and safety of its students. If a member of staff has cause to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or any other form of abuse, the school will follow child protection procedures and inform Children’s Services of its concern. Wherever possible we will discuss concerns with families and work with them to support the child.
Looking after you..
Our Safeguarding Leads are:
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Andy Hara
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Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads
Mr Andy Hunter
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Mr Andrew Rome
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Telephone (Maidenhill School): 01453 822469
If you have a concern about a child please contact
Children’s and Families Helpdesk
01452 426565 or 01452 614194 (out of hours)
If you are concerned about the immediate safety of a child please contact
101 or 999
For support or advice contact
The Early Help Team
Policy and Procedures
Our Safeguarding policy is available on our policies page and is reviewed by staff and the governors on an annual basis. We will ensure all policies and procedures in respect of safeguarding children are up to date and in line with latest DfE legislation.
Disclosure & Barring Checks
We follow safer recruitment protocols at every turn. Amongst many procedures in place during the recruitment period, all staff wishing to work or volunteer with us must undergo a DBS check. Maidenhill school meets all statutory requirements in relation to Disclosure & Barring Service. All staff and volunteers who work with school who meet the ‘regulated activity test’ (Freedoms Act 2012) are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to employment.
All staff and volunteers undertake safeguarding training upon starting in the school and receive regular updates as appropriate.
Within the school we have first aid trained staff who are available during the day to attend to students who become ill or have an accident. However, please note that our staff are not medical professionals and you should always seek advice from health professionals for illness and injuries that occur outside school and for follow-up care/treatment.
Parents are asked to provide a daytime telephone number and an alternative emergency contact so that they can be contacted if necessary.