Safeguarding Information

The Staff and Governors at Respect Schools, recognise that they have a duty to ensure arrangements are in place for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we will carry this duty throughout our provisions. All members of the school community will at all times establish and maintain safe and stimulating environments; an environment where children feel secure, where children are encouraged to talk to adults they can trust and where children are listened to.

Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputies are obliged to follow the Child Protection Procedures and inform external agencies where it is considered necessary and within the appropriate legislative framework.

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Safeguarding Contacts

The Designated Safeguarding Lead has overarching responsibilities regarding safeguarding in school. If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact the Safeguarding team or use the report a concern button.

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Jemma Tague

01332 973834

Deputy Safeguarding Leads

Ngaire Barker

01332 973842

Lucy Gascoigne

01332 973845

Kelly Fisher

01332 973858 or 01332 973869

Find further advice and information on local and national support services here.

If you would like to contact a member of the safeguarding team or you have a concern relating to safeguarding please email:

If the concern is an immediate safeguarding risk or a child is in danger please call the Police on 999 and Social Care on 01332 641172