Safeguarding & Child Protection
Safeguarding (Child Potection)
Sherbrook Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
We work alongside the police to support children experiencing domestic abuse through operation encompass.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Diane Fowles (Deputy Headteacher).
Our Deputy DSLs are Mrs Julia Hancox (Lead Teacher) and Mrs Samantha Edwards (Family Support Worker).
Mrs Diane Fowles is the Designated Teacher for Looked After and Post-Looked After Children.
Mr Robert Heighway is the Local Advisory Board Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Don’t wait until you are certain, if you believe that a child or young person is at immediate risk contact:
Staffordshire’s Children’s Advice and Support Service service on 0300 111 8007 or contact www.staffordshire.gov.uk/reportconcern or call the Police on 999 for emergency or for non-emergency line 101
If you have any concerns about a young person as risk of Radicalisation you can find more information on this website. https://actearly.uk/
If you have some concerns about a child or young person but believe them not to be at immediate risk you can discuss your concerns with Diane Fowles, the school safeguarding lead on 01543 227230.
If you are a professional such as a health visitor, teacher, school nurse or GP Contact your local support team – visit www.staffsscb.org.uk/professionals/threshold-and-CAF/
WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP KEEP CHILDREN SAFE