Selston High School recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of its students and ensures that relevant and effective safeguarding practices exist and are actively promoted within the school. Where concerns are raised about students’ safety or well-being we will do our best to help and support them, but there might be situations where we may need to pass these concerns onto the local Children’s Services Department and appropriate external agencies for consideration and support.
We are all governed by the DFE document: Keeping children safe in education – Statutory guidance for schools and colleges. This document contains information on what schools and colleges should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools and colleges must comply in order to keep children safe.
If you have concerns about the health, safety or well-being of a student, you should share this information with an appropriate member of school staff immediately. Any concern, however small you may feel it is, is important and we would rather you share these concerns, than miss a bigger issue.
If your concerns are of a child protection nature, where you feel a child may be subjected to either physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you should ask to speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) immediately.