We take the safety of our young people extremely seriously.
Safeguarding is what we do for all children and young people to keep them safe whilst in our care. A child protected describes the policy and procedures specifically for those young people who are at risk of serious harm or have been seriously harmed.
The welfare of each and every student at Vale’s is of paramount importance and we aim to provide a caring, supportive and positive environment where children can feel safe, are able to learn and develop themselves. Adults in our school take all welfare concerns seriously and encourage children and young people to talk to us about anything that may worry them.
Who’s Who in the Safeguarding Team
It is our duty to pass on concerns about students in our school to the appropriate agencies.
We will, where possible, work in partnership with parents and carers.
Supporting Families Offer
At Newbridge School we recognise the challenges that families face in bringing up children. There may be times when you need extra help and support. If this is the case please come and talk to us. There are many ways in which we can help as outlined in this offer of Supporting Families. We can also help to plan specific support for families in the forms of Supporting Families Plan and My Assessment where we can work together to set and achieve outcomes.
The diagram below shows the range of needs at different levels. We use this graduated approach to make sure we provide the best support for different families’ individual situations
Providing Supporting Families to our pupils and families at Newbridge means we are more effective in promoting support as soon as we can. Supporting Families means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to teenage years.
|Level||Level of support|
|1||No support needed||No additional support is required. This family’s needs are met through school, GP, Health Visitor, Housing.|
|2||Teachers and Teaching assistants
|Building relationships with pupils and families and record any changes or support needed.
Offer support within the classroom or 1-1
Keeping regular contact with parents or carers through phone calls, messages or emails.
A team of staff who are called upon at any time to support children within class setting or 1-1, small groups.
|3||Safeguarding/Supporting Families team||To support families, children and teaching staff to offer support, advice, provide links to websites and support groups.
To complete Families and Young People Supporting Families Assessment Plan.
Children’s Social Services Support
|Refer to Schools SENCO for further support when required. To make referrals to outside agencies and support children and families.|
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is:
Annalisa Bond firstname.lastname@example.org 01905 763580
The deputy DSL’s are:
Leesa Davies Leesa.Davies@newbridgeschool.org 01905 763580
Rebecca Day Rebecca.email@example.com 01905 763580
Michael Clarke Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org 01905 763580
Stacey Neale Stacey.email@example.com 01905 763580
Amanda Davis Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org 01905 763580
Aurelie Bond Aurelie.Bond@newbridgeschool.org 01905 763580
The Chair of Governors/ nominated safeguarding governor is:
Mrs Dee Milbery email@example.com
The Headteacher is:
Mr Ian Enwright firstname.lastname@example.org 01905 763580
Concerns about the safety of a child must be reported immediately through “CPOMs”
“CPOMs” is the school online safeguarding system, available to all staff. The safeguarding team will receive a notification and will take the appropriate action.
If you do not have access to CPOMs please contact a member of the safeguarding team.