A dedicated NSPCC helpline is now available to support anyone who has experienced sexual abuse in educational settings or has concerns about someone or the issues raised. The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is 0800 136 663 and more information is available at: Dedicated helpline for victims of abuse in schools NSPCC.
Our statutory safeguarding guidance and departmental advice are very clear on schools’ and colleges’ legal duties and the policies and processes that should already be in place to safeguard children. These resources should help you handle and respond appropriately to any reports of abuse in your school or college.
In particular, Part 5 of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) provides schools and colleges with detailed guidance about child-on-child sexual violence and sexual harassment, including responding to reports of abuse and protecting victims. Part 5 also signposts to the wider specialist support that is available.
Key persons involved in safeguarding at Arlecdon school are:
Mrs Figes Miss Jolliffe
Safeguarding Lead Deputy Safeguarding Lead
However, Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. If you have concerns about a child or family please speak with a member of staff. All staff and governors are trained in basic safeguarding regularly.
You can also report your concerns directly to the Children Safeguarding Children's Partnership on the number below:
If you believe a child is in immediate danger call the police on 999.
Remember safeguarding is everyone's responsibility - 'if you see something, say something'