Safeguarding

Our school recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils.  We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.  We will be alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and will follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.’

Headteacher: 

Mr Paul Halcro Email: sthalcrop@selstonhigh.org.uk Tel: 01773 810321

Designated person for child protection:

Ms C Gordon Email: stgordonc@selstonhigh.org.uk Tel: 01773 810321

Our deputy designated persons are:

Mr N Bailey Email: stbaileyn@selstonhigh.org.uk Tel: 01773 810321
Mrs L Smith Email: stsmithl@selstonhigh.org.uk Tel: 01773 810321
Mrs G Bowmer Email: stbowmerg@selstonhigh.org.uk Tel: 01773 810321

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OR WELFARE OF YOUR CHILD, OR A CHILD YOU KNOW, YOUR SHOULD ACT WITHOUT DELAY. 

YOU CAN ASK FOR ADVICE, OR REPORT YOUR CONCERN TO:

Childrens Social Care, Tel: 01623 433433

Social care out of hours duty team, Tel: 0300 4564546

The Police, Tel: 101

NSPCC child protection helpline, Tel: 0808 800 5000

Many people worry that their suspicions might be wrong, or that they will be interfering unnecessarily.  If you wish, you can telephone for advice without identifying the child.  If the conversation confirms that you are right to be concerned you can then give the child’s details.  You will be asked for your name and address too, but the agencies will take anonymous calls, so if you really don’t want to say who you are, you do not have to.  Remember, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

We help to keep pupils safe by:

  • having an up to date child protection policy
  • having other safeguarding policies, such as anti-bullying and internet safety
  • checking the suitability of all our staff to work with children
  • encouraging pupils to tell us if something is wrong
  • adhering to health and safety regulations
  • training all our staff to recognise and respond to child welfare concerns
  • appointing a designated person who has additional training in child protection
  • working in partnership with parents and carers
  • sharing information with appropriate agencies if we have concerns
  • managing and supporting our staff team

At Selston High School we have a team of pastoral assistants, who are not teachers, but work exclsively on addressing student's emotional and behavioural issues.

Below are a series of posters that can be found around school making students aware of what support is available and how it can be accessed.

 

Our Child Protection Policy Can be found by clicking on the link below (Printed copies area vailable from Ms C Gordon at the school)

Selston High School Child Protection Policy