Safeguarding

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.

Who is looking after you?

Our Safeguarding Leads are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Andy Hara
Contact Email: 
ahara@maidenhill.gloucs.sch.uk  
Telephone: (01453) 822469

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mr Andy Hunter and Mr Andrew Rome

Contact Email: ahunter@maidenhill.gloucs.sch.uk  / arome@maidenhill.gloucs.sch.uk

Telephone: (01453) 822469

If you have a concern about a child please contact the Children’s and Families Helpdesk on: (01452) 426565. Their out of hours emergency number is: (01452) 614194. If you are concerned about the immediate safety of a child please contact the police on 101 or 999.

If you would like some support or advice from the Early Help Team please contact them at: stroudearlyhelp@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

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.

Training

All staff and volunteers undertake safeguarding training upon starting in the school and receive regular updates as appropriate.

Medical Care

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.