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Safeguarding and Child Protection

"At Sandy Secondary School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors, and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our students. We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is that children will enjoy their time as students in this school."

All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of abuse and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Leads.

We want to work in partnership with parents and carers to help children achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution to their school and to society. On rare occasions however, our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies, even before we contact parents or carers.

We adopt the procedures laid down by the Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all.

The Sandy Secondary School Safeguarding Team:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss K Hayward (Principal)

  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr A Rutter (Vice Principal)

  • Deputy Designated Person: Mrs J Devereux

  • Safeguarding Governor is: Mrs Tracey Stock

  • Prevent SPOC: Mr Andrew Rutter (Vice Principal)

  • Relay SPOC is: Mrs Julie Devereux

Please do not hesitate to contact the school should you wish to discuss any aspect of safeguarding and child protection.

Parents/carers and students can also access information and website links about how to protect young people online by clicking on the relevant tabs:

Miss K. Hayward (Executive Principal - D

Miss K. Hayward

(Executive Principal / Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Mr A. Rutter (Deputy Designated Safeguar

Mr A. Rutter

(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs J. Devereux (Deputy Designated Perso

Mrs J. Devereux (Deputy Designated Person)

Student Welfare Support (Parents)

Student Welfare Support (Students)

Safeguarding Policy 2021-2022