Safeguarding

 

The designated person for safeguarding is Jane May (Deputy Head). In her absence please contact Joanne Smith (Head teacher).

The Governor responsible for safeguarding is Val Hetherington.

Beverley School is a specialist school for children and young people with autism where staff and governors are fully committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of our pupils.

Have a go at our Safeguarding Quiz

 

 

Safeguarding Procedures/Guidelines

What to do if you have a safeguarding/child protection concern regarding one of the pupils within school:

Your concern must be taken to a designated member of staff immediately and not discussed with anyone else

Designated Person is Jane May (DHT), other designated staff are: Joanne (HT), Trevor (Phase 3 lead) and Zoe (Assessment Lead). If none of the designated people are available you must take it to one of the school’s Keystage Leaders:  Andy, Joy or Wendy

Remember child abuse may be identified through a complex mixture of:

physical symptoms; behavioural characteristics;   background factors

If a disclosure is made to you by a child allow them to communicate it in their own way, do not rephrase or reinterpret their answers.     Do not ask direct questions about the information given but use open ended ones such as ‘Is there anything else you want to tell me?’

  • Notes made outlining the concern need to be recorded on a safeguarding form (kept outside main office).
  • Designated person acts accordingly eg ringing parents, referring to social services or contacting other relevant agencies/professionals.
  • The actions of the designated person are recorded on the safeguarding form.
  • A completed safeguarding form is then circulated to other Leadership team members so all are fully informed and this form is then filed in CP file which is located in the HT’s office.
  • Schools PSA (Yasmin) weekly files any relevant forms, minutes from Network/Core Group meetings etc into individual pupil files. New files are created as needed by the PSA.
  • A label is placed on a child’s education box file if they have confidential information relating to safeguarding kept in school.
  • Designated staff, School Business Manager and PSA have a list showing pupils throughout the school with safeguarding concerns and/or support from PSA.
  • Feedback given to staff regarding the initial concern as deemed appropriate.There are many other things that occur in school to reduce the chance of a situation becoming a child protection concern...
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  • Effective/professional relationships with outside agencies have been established and regular contact is maintained when families have several agencies working with them.
  • LT members will make referrals to agencies such as Social services (Child with Disability team/Transitions team), CAMHS/LD CAMHS, Home Support,
  • Network/multiagency meetings, Core Group Meetings

Updated and circulated to staff April 2016