Safeguarding

Safeguarding is of paramount importance at Ashlands Church of England First School. If you have any concerns about a child please speak to one of the staff below.

   Miss Nicola Ball Executive Headteacher

Mr William Pearse
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Kelly Millett – Governor Safeguarding Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mr William Pearse
Designated Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Kelly Millett 
Designated Teacher Children Looked After: Miss Nicola Ball
Prevent Lead: Miss Nicola Ball
Child Exploitation Lead: Miss Nicola Ball

Contact Details:

Childline: 0800 1111
https://www.childline.org.uk

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

NSPCC sexual exploitation helpline: 0800 136 663
This is a dedicated, confidential helpline available to current or past victims as well as parents, carers, or professionals with concerns.

Young Minds provide free support to young people experiencing mental health crisis 24/7.
https://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Text YM to 85258

Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 2224 (Emergency out of hours – 0300 123 2327)
http://www.somerset.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/

South West Grid for Learning swgfl.org.uk

Childnet – http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

As a school, we take an active role in our local safeguarding network in line with the contextual safeguarding recommendations of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021.

We maintain a vigilant culture to build up as broad a picture as possible of factors affecting our children both in and outside of school. We work closely with other professionals either directly, or signpost support, so that we can meet the needs of our children and their family (if necessary).

Our vigilant approach, together with working with other professionals, enables us to target support through identification of any local social conditions that may affect children’s welfare.

Somerset Safeguarding Children’s Board: 0300 123 2224.

To visit the Somerset Safeguarding Children’s Board Website – Click on the image below:

 

To view or download our Policy for Safeguarding and Child Protection, which is reviewed and adopted annually by the Governing Body – Click here:

Information leaflet about the PREVENT Duty and how the school is looking to minimise extremism and radicalisation – Click here:  Prevent Leaflet

Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme (Sarah’s Law)

This scheme gives members of the public (eg parent, carer, guardian, or another interested party) a formal mechanism to make enquiries about individuals who are in contact with children. If police checks show the individual has a record for offences that might put the child at risk, the police will consider sharing this with the person(s) best placed to protect the child. For more information click the Home Office Leaflet below.