Safeguarding & Child Protection

Newbridge fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support students.

We operate an open and accepting attitude towards children as part of its responsibility for pastoral care. Staff hope that children and parents/carers will feel free to talk about any concern and will see school as a safe place when there are difficulties.

Children’s worries and fears will be taken seriously and children are encouraged to seek help from members of staff.

We have a dedicated Safeguarding and Pastoral Team.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mrs Katrina Farragher
Head of School
Tel : 01530 831561
Email : info@newbridgesch.uk
Mr Nick Schober
Assistant Headteacher
Tel : 01530 831561
Email : info@newbridgesch.uk
Mrs Sally Vallance
Pastoral Manager
Tel : 01530 831561
Email : info@newbridgesch.uk
Miss Trish Richardson
Pastoral Manager
Tel : 01530 831561
Email : info@newbridgesch.uk
Miss Sharon Burder
Pastoral Manager
Tel : 01530 831561
Email : info@newbridgesch.uk
Mrs Joanne Wilton
School Counsellor
Tel : 01530 831561
Email : info@newbridgesch.uk

Any concerns can be raised via the Main Office or any of the Safeguarding Team.

Our IT Team are also on hand to give practical help and advice about keeping your child safe online.

Our DSL’s are appropriately trained by Leicestershire County Council (LCC) and receive refresher training at least every two years, as well as regular safeguarding updates.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

 

Newbridge will always:

  • Operate safer recruitment procedures and make sure that all appropriate checks are carried out on new staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure all staff are appropriately trained.
  • Maintain an ethos where children feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
  • Ensure children know that there are adults whom they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty.
  • Deliver curriculum assemblies and interventions which equip children with the skills and knowledge they need to stay safe from abuse and to know to whom they can turn for help.
  • Ensure every effort is made to establish effective relationships with parents/carers and colleagues from other agencies, and follow guidelines from social care and CAHMS.
  • Ensure transfer from and to other schools is efficient and caring with the child at the centre.
  • Keep secure and accurate records.
  • Attend local networks for sharing information.
  • The designated safeguarding lead at Newbridge is Mrs Katrina Farragher. If a referral is made to social care, police, other service it is the school’s policy to inform parents/carers first unless it is judged that by doing so the child may be placed at risk.
  • If staff believe a child is at risk of harm or that a crime may have been committed, senior staff will confiscate a child’s mobile phone to either pass on to parents with our concerns or if appropriate to the police.

Government’s Guidance for Safeguarding

The following links state the statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children, how to recruit safely and promote the welfare of children – available on the .gov.uk website.