It is our belief at St Swithun's that effective safeguarding of children puts children at the centre of a culture where we listen and respond to what they say. Safeguarding is every adult's responsibility. Every individual within our school will play their part, along with professionals from other agencies, in meeting the needs of every one of our unique children.
Children will be taught about safeguarding issues, including online safety, in a way that is age appropriate. Our school aims to provide a safe environment and vigilant culture where children and young people can learn and be safeguarded. If there are safeguarding concerns we will respond with appropriate action in a timely manner for those children who may need help or be suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.
Where staff or others need to raise concerns, these should be made to a member of the safeguarding team:
Mrs Debbie Preece - Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs Karen Slater - DSL firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Helen Thomas - DSL email@example.com
The Education against Hate website provides lots of helpful information for parents, support and practical advice in keeping children safe from the dangers of extremism.
There are links from here to other websites where parents can access guidance and tips on talking to children about terrorism and protecting children from radicalisation.