Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome
- Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more.
The school’s Safeguarding Team consists of: Mrs Jessica Banner (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mrs Kerry Bridges (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead), Miss Melanie Shaw (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mrs Helen McLean (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) and Mrs Dawn Martin (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).
The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:
- Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018)
- Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022)
- The Prevent Duty
All staff receive annual Safeguarding training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school. If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, please pass them on to the School Safeguarding Team or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The school has a suite of Safeguarding documents which are reviewed regularly. These are:
Archbishop Temple Church of England High School is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse. This allows us to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support the pupils in our care.
The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 identifies children who experience domestic abuse as victims of domestic abuse in their own right.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
STAYING SAFE ONLINE
The four main providers of internet services have joined together to produce a useful website, Internet Matters, full of advice and information, including the setting of parental controls. It has sections for different age groups.
For further guidance on how to report an issue, keep your child safe online, or for more information regarding parental controls available to you, please take a look at the following useful websites:
We take pride in listening to all our pupils and by ensuring that they feel supported on a daily basis, to enable them to ‘Live Life in All it’s Fullness’ (John 10:10). We encourage all pupils to live out our School motto to ‘Shine God’s Light through Faith, Nurture and Service’ so they are able to make the most out of their time at school. We know that there are occasions when pupils need additional help and support about things that are worrying them and need someone to talk to.
We have provided an email address and also a reporting ‘whisper’ button on our school Firefly page, which allows students to voice any concerns they may have about issues such as; friendships, well-being or exam stress.
Pupils can send an email to: email@example.com
This can be accessed through Firefly using their school email. Alternatively, they are able to make an anonymous report via the ‘Report’ button directly on Firefly.
Both of these systems are closely monitored by the safeguarding team and senior leadership team so that any issues that arise are responded to promptly.
firstname.lastname@example.org is not an emergency service. Any information pupils share will be acted on within school working hours (8:20am to 3:45pm). We aim to respond to all concerns within of 1 working day (during term time).
As well as sharing online, pupils can share any concerns they have:
• Form Tutor
• Head of Year
• Pastoral Team
• Member of staff
• Trusted adult
If you are in crisis and need immediate support please contact:
• The Samaritans – Call 08457 909090
• Childline (up to 25 years) – Call 0800 1111
• Shout (24/7 Crisis text line for young people) - Text Shout to 85258
• Lancashire Mental Health Crisis Line - 0800 953 0110