In the event that you have any safeguarding concerns about a child's welfare or you are worried about a child who you think may be at risk of significant harm or injury, please report your concerns to:
Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 0300 4560 108
or if calling out of hours: 0300 4560 100
Email our safeguarding team: firstname.lastname@example.org
If the child is at immediate risk, dial 999 and ask for police assistance.
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding can be defined by promoting the health, safety, and welfare of all pupils. We invite all parents/carers and pupils to regularly check the Safeguarding page on our website so they are aware of the different avenues of support available in helping to keep children safe.
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Bartel
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Ridley, Mr Ford, Miss Brignall & Mrs Rose
These email addresses are monitored during term time and can be used to quickly notify the school of safeguarding and bullying concerns:
All pupils have been informed that they should speak with their ‘go to’ person (i.e. their Form tutor) or a member of staff they trust if they have any concerns about the safety of themselves or a fellow pupil.
Wiltshire Council has worked with ten schools including four in the county, including St Joseph's Catholic School, to identify and respond to harm young people experience within education environments and also their communities. The scheme called Safer Young People has been trialled in a number of schools.
The work involves supporting schools to evaluate how they respond to child exploitation or peer-on-peer abuse.
Andy Bazen, of St Joseph’s Catholic School said: “We were delighted to be selected to be a part of this pilot. We have already found that it has increased staff understanding, vigilance and reporting. Being a part of the pilot has highlighted to all of us the severity and serious nature of Extra Familial Harm.
"We feel that being part of the pilot has helped us to reflect, review and refine practices, and will ensure that we continue to provide the best safeguarding possible for our young people.”
Useful links & resources for pupils and parents
CAN'T FIND WHAT YOU NEED?
Please email email@example.com and we will do our best to help. Pupils can also go directly to their 'go to' person (i.e. their Form Tutor) or a member of staff they trust if they have any questions or concerns.
Support from YoungMinds
Parents, if your child has been denied support from CAMHS, or you are still waiting to be seen, YoungMinds are here to support you. You can call their Parents Helpline on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am–4pm, Monday–Friday.
You’ll be connected to one of their trained advisors, who will listen to your concerns, and ask key questions to understand your situation as best as they can. They will tailor advice to your situation and suggest practical steps you can take and ways to support your child whilst waiting to access help from services. This could include contact details for relevant support services, practical tips you can implement at home or giving you advice around alternative options for support.