At Alsop High, the safeguarding of all our students is our highest priority. We are committed to providing a secure environment for pupils where children feel safe and are kept safe. As a school we recognise that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility irrespective of the role they undertake and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support children, families and staff at school. Our safeguarding policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.
All adults who regularly work on our site are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to prevent unsuitable people from working with students. All visitors are closely supervised when on site.
We ensure staff have the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to keep children safe through provision of regular training on child protection issues. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead within the school provides support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and liaises closely with other services such as children’s social care. We also have a designated lead Governor for safeguarding/child protection on our Governing Body.
Our staff are trained to be vigilant for all kinds of safeguarding concerns, including bullying, online safety, emotional or other abuse or extremist behaviour. We have clear procedures in place where any potential safeguarding concerns are identified. We share information with other public bodies, within agreed protocols.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs K Begley and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mr D Taylor and Ms J Duckworth. To see details of our full Safeguarding Team please see below.
To read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy please click here.