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Safeguarding is defined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing 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;
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding at Calverton

Our school is committed to develop and sustain a strong safeguarding culture which supports us all to safeguard children and creates a positive and respectful learning environment in which everyone can flourish.

“Schools and colleges and their staff are an important part of the wider safeguarding system for children. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means they should consider at all times, what is in the best interests of the child”.

(Keeping Children Safe in Education – DfE, September 2022)

Calverton has key staff seeking to ensure the school works in accordance with statutory legislation and guidance. Further details of statutory legislation guidance can be found in the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding policy.

Nina Gill

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lando Duplooy

Head Teacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Natasha Boyce

Assistant Head Teacher and Strategic Behaviour Lead

Emma Griffin

Designated Safeguarding Lead for learners with SEND

Baribor Giokabari

Behaviour Mentor

Sherwyn Weaich

Education Welfare Officer

The School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is for all school and agency staff, parents, governors, volunteers and the wider school community. It forms part of the safeguarding arrangements for our school and should be read along with our policies for: Safer Recruitment, Staff Code of Conduct, Physical Intervention, Anti-Bullying, Equality, Positive Behaviour, Attendance, Health and Safety, Educational Visits, Whistleblowing, Complaints.

If you require support or have a concern in relation to the welfare of a child, you can speak with any of the above members of staff.