Safeguarding : Support for parents

Fitzalan High school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and we are fully dedicated to delivering best practice in safeguarding.  We recognise that all adults, including permanent and temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child or young person’s welfare is our paramount concern.

Fitzalan High School continues to be committed to providing a caring, positive, safe and inclusive environment that promotes the holistic development of the individual child or young person and regularly review our rigorous Safeguarding Policy and Procedures accordingly. We confirm our belief in the right of all children to be protected from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence, as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Social Services and Wellbeing Act 2014. We work in partnership with parents and carers as well as external agencies when there are concerns about a child or young person’s welfare.  Parents and carers can access and download our Safeguarding Policy and other helpful information from the dropdown menu below.

Fitzalan High School will endeavour to fully support any Individuals who wish to report a concern.  Those who choose to come forward can do so knowing that we are here to listen to whatever experience they choose to share, we will always take them seriously and will follow up to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of our school community. We commit to treating the information you disclose to us with discretion. In certain circumstances, we have a legal duty to refer information onto the Local Authority and external partners. We will ensure that our concerns about a pupil are discussed with parents / carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child or young person’s welfare.

We have a number of staff who are trained as Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. If you have any concerns relating to Child Protection or Safeguarding issues then you can share this information with the Safeguarding Officer or a member of the Safeguarding Team. Information will always be dealt with sensitively and appropriately.

Safeguarding Officer: Ms L. Coll, 029 2023 2850

Safe Guarding Lead: Ms S. Greenway, 029 2023 2850

If you are worried about a child outside of school time you can call the local Multi Agency Support Hub for advice (anonymously if needs be) on 02920 536490



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