Chenderit School is committed to achieving the highest possible standards in promoting the welfare and safety of children in our care, through a child-centred approach. Safeguarding is:

Safeguarding is:

• protecting children from maltreatment;

• preventing the impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;

• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and   effective care; and

• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Clear policies and procedures are supported by a commitment to deliver high quality safeguarding training to all staff working in our school on an ongoing basis. Robust monitoring processes ensure that policy is appropriately applied, and that practice is regularly evaluated.

We strive to maintain a transparent and open culture where everyone feels safe and able to share concerns relating to Safeguarding and are always listened to and taken seriously. We work to enable students to develop their understanding of keeping safe through comprehensive pastoral and PD programmes.

Chenderit School has a robust structure for managing safeguarding; it has a strong voice in our school and we have a Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mr Roddy Lloyd-Jones and Mr Billy Belstone, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mrs Jan Hooper and Mrs Allison Smith who are responsible for promoting good practice. However, we firmly believe that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. Should you have any concerns regarding safeguarding, please contact Mrs Jan Hooper 01295 711567 ext 263 or Mr Roddy Lloyd-Jones 01295 711567 ext 242 or Mrs Allison Smith 01295 711567 ext 218 or Mr B Belstone 01295 711567 ext 265 in the first instance.

We have a multi-disciplinary approach to achieving positive outcomes for our students and we are in regular contact with all key agencies involved in promoting the welfare and safety of children.

Recruitment procedures comply with the requirements set out in the DfE Guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' (Sept 2022).

Please find some useful links below, further resources can be found in our well-being section.

» Ask Norman
» Childline
» FGM Poster for Schools
» Flow chart for raising safeguarding concerns about a child
» What is Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub - guide for parents
» Step down guide for parents & carers
» Who best to refer to?
» Advice for young people about mental or emotional health issues
» What parents and carers need to know about children accessing drugs online
» All I ask. How to help a worried mind.