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Key Information - Safeguarding
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: Mr A Rutter (Vice Principal)
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss K Hayward (Executive Principal)
Deputy Designated Safegaurding Officer: Mrs J Devereux
Safeguarding Governor is: Mr Ian Smith
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 / Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mr A. Rutter
(Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs J. Devereux (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer)
Mr I. Smith