Safeguarding at Heltwate School
If you have ANY concerns about the safety and welfare of the children and young people at our school, please speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team. This can be done either by phone call, in person or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org (If you are emailing please ensure to leave contact information).
Adam Brewster, Head – Alison Ashworth, Deputy Head – Kim Phillips, Assistant Head – Debbie Shaw, Pastoral Lead – Kerry Cole KS5 lead, St.Georges site – Sam England, Class teacher St.George’s
Heltwate fully recognises the responsibility it has under Section 157/175 of the Education Act 2002 to have arrangements about safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
Through their day to day contact with pupils and direct work with families, staff at the school have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect, referring them to the appropriate agency, normally children’s social services and working in partnership to address those concerns
The Safeguarding policy sets out how the school’s governing body discharges its statutory responsibilities relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children who are pupils at the school
Sexual Violence & Harrassment in Schools
In response to the recent national and massively concerning issues reported on the ‘Everyone’s Invited’ website, detailing children and young people’s experiences of sexual violence and harrassment in schools, we have been asked to advertise a new initiative and helpline offered by the NSPCC called ‘Report abuse in Education’.
This service is available to current or past victims of sexual violence as well as parents, carers or professionals with concerns. The helpline will be open for 6 months and the number is 0800 136 663. It is free and anonymous and is available Monday to Friday from 8am – 10pm and on a Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 6pm.
Confidential help and advice is also available by emailing email@example.com.
Further information and support can be found at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/about-us/news-opinion/2021/sexual-abuse-victims-schools-helpline/
Our dedicated staff team at school is always available to listen to any safeguarding or welfare concerns you may have.